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The Possession leads dismal US box office weekend

The weakest session in years saw Lionsgate’s horror film anchor its status as the number one film as the running total climbed to $33.3m

CBS Films’ Sundance acquisition The Words with Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana arrived in third place on a poor $5m.

The Bourne Legacy crossed $100m in its fifth weekend and ranks fifth on $103.7m.

Summit’s action thriller The Cold Light Of Day with Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver opened in eleventh place on $1.8m while the IMAX re-release of Raiders Of The Lost Ark opened at number 14 on $1.7m from 267 sites.

Sony’s Premium Rush starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt arrived in twelfth place on $2.3m through Sony.

In the limited release arena RADiUS-TWC’s Sundance acquisitions Bachelorette took $191,033 from 47 sites in 16 markets following its number one debut on iTunes. The Inbetweeners Movie through Wrekin Hill on $36,000 from 10 sites.

Next weekend’s wide releases are Sony/Screen Gems’ Resident Evil: Retribution and Buena Vista’s 3D re-release of Finding Nemo.

Estimated Top 10 North America Sept 7-9 2012
Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date

1 (1) The Possession (Lionsgate) Lionsgate Int’l $9.5m $33.3m

2 (2) Lawless (TWC) FilmNation $6m $23.5m

3 (-) The Words (CBS Films) Parlay Pictures $5m –

4 (3) The Expendables 2 (Lionsgate) Lionsgate Int’l $4.8m $75.4m

5 (4) The Bourne Legacy (Universal) UPI $4m $103.7m

6 (5) ParaNorman (Focus Features) FFI $3.8m $45.1m

7 (6) The Odd Life Of Timothy Green (Buena Vista) WDSMPI $3.7m $43m

8 (8) The Campaign (Warner Bros) WBPI $3.5m $79.5m

9 (7) The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros) WBPI $3.285m $437.8m

10 (9) 2016 Obama’s America (Rocky Mountain Pictures) $3.281m $26.1m

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