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Box Score: The Possession took hold of first place

Horror fans turned out during the long Labor Day Weekend and put Lionsgate's The Possession [TPOSN] atop the weekend box office with an estimated $21.3 million from Friday to Monday.  The opening is the second highest for the holiday weekend behind Halloween's $30.6 million in 2007.  The audience was 59% female and 54% under the age of 25.

Lawless [LWLES] debuted in second place with $13.0 million over the 4-day weekend and $15.2 million since opening on Wednesday.  The period crime drama attracted a crowd that was 54% male and 67% over the age of 25.

After a two-week reign, The Expendables 2 [XPND2] finished third at $11.2 million to bring its cumulative total to $68.6 million.  The Bourne Legacy [BORN4] placed fourth with $9.4 million to advance its gross to $98.4 million.

The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure [OGILV] earned only $0.6 million over the long weekend from 2160 theaters.

 

Rank TITLE F-S-S-M TOTAL
1 THE POSSESSION $21,300,000 $21,300,000
2 LAWLESS $13,000,000 $15,142,447
3 THE EXPENDABLES 2 $11,200,000 $68,558,905
4 THE BOURNE LEGACY $9,377,345 $98,375,785
5 PARANORMAN $8,852,286 $40,236,530
6 THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN $8,700,000 $38,600,000
7 THE DARK KNIGHT RISES $7,930,000 $433,246,000
8 THE CAMPAIGN $7,020,000 $74,597,000
9 2016 OBAMA'S AMERICA $7,086,686 $20,253,719
10 HOPE SPRINGS $6,000,000 $53,357,000
11 PREMIUM RUSH $5,100,000 $13,455,000
12 HIT & RUN $3,200,000 $10,500,000


Tag(s): TPOSN, LWLES, XPND2, BORN4, OGILV

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By Antibody on Monday, September 3, 2012 @ 11:30 AM 32621 views

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