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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 09/04/2012

‘The Possession’ tops Labor Day weekend box office

Hannah (Madison Davenport, left) and Stephanie (Kyra Sedgwick, right) in “The Possession.” (Diyah Pera)
“The Possession,” the new Jewish variant on “The Exorcist,” was the top-grossing film at the box office over Labor Day weekend. Critic Mark Jenkins gave the movie two and a half stars, calling it a “cleverly constructed, well-paced piece of hokum.” The film made $17.7 million in its opening weekend.

The Prohibition-era drama “Lawless” trailed far behind in the No. 2 slot, with $9.7 million. In all, the holiday weekend was a quiet one at moviehouses nationwide (more on Hollywood’s slow summer here). Here are the weekend’s top ten movies at the box office:

1. “The Possession,” $17.7 million

2. “Lawless,” $9.7 million

3. “The Expendables 2,” $8.8 million

4. “The Bourne Legacy,” $7.2 million

5. “ParaNorman,” $6.6 million

6. “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” $6.1 million

7. “The Dark Knight Rises,” $5.9 million

8. “The Campaign,” $5.4 million

9. “2016: Obama’s America,” $5.1 million

10. “Hope Springs,” $4.7 million

By  |  12:30 PM ET, 09/04/2012

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