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'Possession' takes control in slow movie weekend

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First published: September 3, 2012, 11:44 AM IST | Updated: September 3, 2012
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'Possession' takes control in slow movie weekend
The fright flick 'The Possession' has scared up a No. 1 debut with $17.7 million over the long Labor Day weekend.

Los Angeles: The fright flick The Possession has scared up a No. 1 debut with $17.7 million over the long Labor Day weekend. The Lionsgate release led the last weekend of a fairly quiet season for Hollywood, with attendance down 4 percent from summer 2011, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com.

Opening in second-place with $9.7 million was the Weinstein Co. bootlegging drama Lawless, starring Shia LaBeouf. The Expendables 2 pulled in $8.8 million, falling to No. 3 after two weekends as the top draw at theatres.

Expanding to more theatres, the anti-Barack Obama documentary 2016: Obama's America added to its haul as a surprise mini-hit leading up the presidential election. Obama's America was No. 9 with $5.1 million, raising its domestic total to $18.3 million.

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