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Weekend Box Office – The POSSESSION Leads Worst Weekend Since 2001

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Not a single film managed to pass the $10 million mark as Lionsgate's The Possession managed to stay on top of the domestic box office charts this weekend, besting openers The Words and The Cold Light of Day. Unsurprising news considering the appalling reviews both hold from critics. Bradley Cooper starrer the words at least made the top five list while Bruce Willis and Henry Cavill starrer Cold Light of Day didn't even make the top 12.

Possession starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Natasha Callis and Kyra Sedgwick posted an estimated$.95 million on its sophomore run, showing a 46% change in comparison to its debut weekend gross of just over $21 million. The Ole Bornedal-directed PG-13 rated horror has a domestic cume of $33.9 million.

In second, Weinstein Co's Lawless crime drama starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman and Guy Pearce, showed a 40% change in its second weekend run. First weekend, John Hillcoat's film grossed $10 million and has around $23.5 million coined thus far.

Third-placed CBS Films release The Words made $5 million, despite a strong cast lead by Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Zoe Saldana and Dennis Quaid. That's a paltry $1,785 per theater.

In fourth, The Expendables II kept on with $4.75 million added in its fourth weekend at play. Sylvester Stallone starrer helmed by Simon West has turned in over $75.4 million on the domestic front, while international coin's currently at $102.4 million. Film's production budget is $100 million.

Ending the top five list this weekend, Universal's The Bourne Legacy starring Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz posted $4.03 million in weekend number five. That takes it past the $100 million mark with $103.69 million grossed at the N. American box office, while overseas, the film's grossed $61.3 million from a $125 million production budget.

Paramount Pictures' re-issue of Raiders of the Lost Ark in IMAX turned in a solid $1.75 million just after The Cold Light of Day's $1.8 million and could pass the Summit Entertainment release come Monday actual box office figures.

The year-to-date revenue is now at $7.69 billion vs. 2011's $7.45 billion, up by 3.29% while attendance is up by 2.13%


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