The summer movie season of 2012 ended on a hellish note with the new film whose title says it all, “The Possession,” in the top spot at the box office with $17.7 million.
Another new film, “Lawless,” about moonshiners during the era of Prohibition came in second with $9.7 million.
“The Expendables 2″ with Sylvester Stallone and the gang took in $8.8, good enough for third place. “The Bourne Legacy” was fourth with $7.3 million and in fifth spot was “ParaNorman” with $6.6 million.
“2016: Obama’s America” came in ninth with $5.1 million, which is 22% less than it took it in last week on fewer screens. Nonetheless, the film is the most successful documentary as far as box office receipts go for 2012 to date. For more on the entire box office results from the weekend, click on the link below.
Opening Friday September 7 is “The Words” starring Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Irons.