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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