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Monday September 3, 2012 12:53 pm

Box Office Breakdown: The Possession Enthralls Moviegoers

The Possession

Though we're still a few months out from Halloween, people apparently like to be scared year-round. Even when it means paying money towards a film that looks like every other movie about an exorcism.

Either way, filmmakers of The Possession have done something right, as the movie has taken a hold of the number one spot at the box office this weekend, pulling in $17.7 million. The Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf vehicle - penned by Nick Cave - Lawless debuted at number two with $9.6 million while The Expendables 2 dropped two spots from last week's top spot with $8.8 million. The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner in the latest Bourne installment, also dropped two slots from last week's number two spot with $7.2 million while the animated family film ParaNorman rounds out the top five with $6.5 million.

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1. The Possession, Lionsgate, $17,725,000 (avg. $6,294)
2. Lawless, Weinstein Company, $9,674,000 (avg. $3,350)
3. The Expendables 2, Lionsgate, $8,800,000 (avg. $2,639)
4. The Bourne Legacy, Universal, $7,248,000 (avg. $2,315)
5. ParaNorman, Focus Features, $6,551,000 (avg. $2,124)
6. The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Disney, $6,055,000 (avg. $2,298)
7. The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros., $5,880,000 (avg. $2,689)
8. The Campaign, Warner Bros., $5,445,000 (avg. $1,851)
9. 2016 Obama's America, Rocky Mountain Pictures, $5,103,000 (avg. $2,921)
10. Hope Springs, Sony, $4,700,000 (avg. $1,925)



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