‘The Possession’ stays top at North America box office
LOS ANGELES, Sept 10 — Horror flick “The Possession” retained top spot in a slow weekend at the North American box office, industry estimates said yesterday, with Depression-era gangster tale “Lawless” still in second place.
“The Possession”, a supernatural thriller starring Kyra Sedgwick, pulled in US$9.5 million (RM28.7 million), while “Lawless”, based on Matt Bondurant’s 2008 novel “The Wettest County in the World”, took in US$6 million.
Each earned less than half of their take from their debuts last week during the three-day Labour Day holiday weekend.
New release “The Words”, a literary drama about an author who earns fame by stealing another writer’s work, opened in third place, with US$5 million in sales.
Action romp “The Expendables 2”, starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, continued its drop, finishing fourth this weekend, with US$4.8 million, but it was still ahead of “The Bourne Legacy”, which earned US$4 million.
“ParaNorman”, an animated movie about a boy who can speak to the dead, held on to its spot just behind the two action blockbusters, earning US$3.8 million in box office receipts.
In seventh place, quirky fantasy-comedy “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” brought in US$3.7 million, squeezing ahead of political spoof “The Campaign”, starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, which took in US$3.5 million.
Rounding out the top 10 were the latest Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises”, and political documentary “2016: Obama’s America”, by conservative writer and commentator Dinesh D’Souza, which were almost tied at US$3.3 million. —AFP/Relaxnews