Heist thriller Den of Thieves took in $950,000 on Thursday night, edging Afghanistan war drama 12 Strong with $900,000. STXfilms will open the R-rated Den of Thieves, starring Gerard Butler, O’Shea Jackson Jr., and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, in 2,342 locations on Friday with a projected opening in the $9 million range. 12 Strong, produced by Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media, and Jerry Bruckheimer, has been tracking for an opening in the $14 million to $17 million range at 3,002 locations. Warner Bros. is handling distribution through its output deal with Alcon. Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon star in “12 Strong” in a story based on Doug Stanton’s 2009 bestselling book “Horse Soldiers,” centered on CIA paramilitary operations officers and U.S. Special Forces sent to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks. We had the pleasure of working with the post production crew for both of these films and are very thrilled about the success they are both receiving. Be sure to check out Den of Thieves and 12 Strong in theatres now!