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09 September 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

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The Possession Scares Up More Money

The blockbuster season is well and truly over across the pond, with the big figures of summer replaced by quieter launches and smaller cash intakes. Horror pic The Possession managed to stay atop the US box office, earning $9.5 million. Lawless’ moonshining brothers held on to second place with $6 million. Third went to new Bradley Cooper / Zoe Saldana drama The Words, which launched with a mild $5 million. The Expendables were pushed to fourth with $4.7 million and The Bourne Legacy fell to fifth with $4 million.

ParaNorman dropped one place to sixth, earning $3.8 million, while The Odd Life Of Timothy Green was down to seventh and $3.6 million. The Campaign clung to eighth with $3.5 million, while The Dark Knight Rises fell to ninth and $3.3 million. Documentary 2016: Obama’s America sank to 10th place with $3.2 million.

The big loser of the weekend was The Cold Light Of Day, which arrived in 13th place and only mustered up $1.8 million. Compare that to Raiders Of The Lost Ark, which was returning for a quick run in IMAX and made $1.7 million in 14th, despite only appearing on 267 screens compared to Day’s 1,511.

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