Box office numbers – ‘The Possession’ leads weak weekend

Posted: September 3, 2012 in Movies

Sometimes I fail to understand how such terrible movies, such as this weekend’s The Possession, can garner so much attention and lead a weekend box office.  Especially when a film such as Lawless, which is superior in every sense of the word, only garners enough viewers to get second place consideration.

Either way, The Possession took the top spot by nearly pulling in $18M which is downright baffling.  The movie stars Jeffery Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedwick in what looks to be a made for Lifetime movie.  People and their movie-going habits always confuse me.

Taking the second spot this weekend was actually the one everyone should have been going to see, Lawless.  Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy star in the prohibition era drama that is wonderfully acted and beautifully shot.  It made nearly $10M this weekend and its a shame more people didn’t go see it.

Third spot this weekend belonged to The Expendables 2 which pulled in almost $9M bringing its three weekend total to $66M, which is still lightyears short of its budget, $100M

The Bourne Legacy and ParaNorman round out the top five, making $7M and $6M respectively.
Here’s the rest of the top 10:

*numbers in millions* (TOTAL)

1) The Possession – $17.7 (NEW)

2) Lawless – $9.6 (NEW)

3) The Expendables 2 – $8.8 ($66.1)

4) The Bourne Legacy – $7.2 ($96.2)

5) ParaNorman – $6.5 ($38)

6) The Odd Life of Timothy Green – $6 ($35.9)

7) The Dark Knight Rises – $5.8 ($431.1)

8) The Campaign – $5.4 ($73)

9) 2016 Obama’s America – $5.1 ($18.2)

10) Hope Springs – $4.2 ($52)


Via Box Office Mojo


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