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Lionsgate 'Possesses' Theaters—Here's Your Box-Office Roundup


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Though a slow box-office weekend, it was a win overall for Lionsgate with two big films.  

"The Possession" overtook the star-studded mobster flick "Lawless," while action-packed thriller "The Expendables 2" easily held its own with new films.  

For the most part, kid flicks held out above adult films "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Campaign." 

However, Disney did not win with its sudden return of "The Avengers" and "Brave" to theaters this weekend. Neither film creeped into the top ten this weekend. 

It wasn't a good weekend for the "Oogieloves" either. The Kenn Viselman Teletubby-esque film bombed at theaters with one of the worst national openings at the box office in history. The film earned $445,000 opening weekend. Over the course of six days the film earned $827,000, a far cry from its estimated $20 million budget. 

Out of the top ten this week are "Hit and Run," and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "Premium Rush" in week two. The latter has earned a total of $12.3 million at theaters in its two-week run, and cost an estimated $35 million to make. 

See this weekend's winners and losers at the box office: 

10. Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep's "Hope Springs" holds the tenth spot with $4.7 million during a slow box-office weekend. The film has earned $52 million in four weeks. 

9. Anti-Obama documentary "2016: Obama's America" took in $5.6 million. It's total earnings of $20.1 million makes the doc the 5th highest-grossing political documentary

8. Will Ferrell's "The Campaign" dropped four spots this weekend earning $5.6 million. 

7. "The Dark Knight Rises" dropped two spots with $6.1 million. After seven weeks, the last film in the Nolan franchise finally crossed the billion dollar mark this past week. 

6. "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" stayed stagnant in its third week with $6.2 million. 

5. "ParaNorman" goes down two spots this week with $6.5 million bringing the film's total earnings in three weeks to $38 million. 

4. "The Bourne Legacy" holds strong with $7.3 million. The fourth Bourne film is still far under its estimated budget of $125 million. After four weeks the movie has earned $96.3 million. 

3. "The Expendables 2" makes room for two new films, grossing $8.9 million. The Lionsgate flick is still far below its estimated budget of $100 million. In three weeks, the film earned $66.2 million. 

2. Shia LaBeouf's return to the big screen in "Lawless" came up a distant second with $10 million. The Weinstein Company film's six-day total is $15.1 million. 

1. There was little competition against Lionsgate's "The Possession" this weekend. The film grossed $17.7 million, less than the studio's "The Last Exorcism" from 2010. 

SEE ALSO: "Green Mile" actor Michael Clarke Duncan passed away at age 54 yesterday > 

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