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Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 09/10/2012

‘The Possession’ wins lowest box office of the year


Natasha Calis stars as Em in “The Possession.” (Diyah Pera)
“The Possession,” a Jewish version of “The Exorcist,” remained on top of the box office for the second week in a row. But this weekend, that’s not saying much. It was a remarkably slow couple of days for moviegoers — “The Possession” only earned $9.5 million, and “Lawless” claimed the No. 2 slot with only $6 million in earnings.

According to the AP, this weekend was by far the lowest grossing weekend of the year, but also the worst weekend for movies in nearly a decade.

Here are the weekend’s top 10 movies at the box office:

1. “The Possession,” $9.5 million

2. “Lawless,” $6 million

3. “The Words,” $5 million

4. “The Expendables 2,” $4.8 million

5. “The Bourne Legacy,” $4 million

6. “ParaNorman,” $3.8 million

7. “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” $3.6 million

8. “The Campaign,” $3.5 million

9. “The Dark Knight Rises,” $3.3 million

10. “2016: Obama’s America,” $3.3 million

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