'The Possession' Tops Dismal Box Office Weekend
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No amount of horror could scare people into theaters this weekend. The Possession, a classic tale of peril and poltergeists, took first place in what looks to be the worst box office weekend in over a decade.
Produced by Spider-Man director Sam Raimi and starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan as a father troubled by his daughter's bizarre behavior, The Possession posted just $9.5 million yet it still took first place at the weekend box office.
This weekend's top 12 films have earned just $51.9 million. If the numbers hold up, that will equal the worst cumulative total since the weekend of September 12, 2001, when Mariah Carey's flop Glitter led the pack.
In second place this weekend was the gangster flick Lawless with $6 million. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy and Jessica Chastain as bootleggers during Prohibition, the film has earned a total of $23.5 million after two weeks in theaters.
The Words, a drama about plagiarism starring Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana, opened in third place with $5 million.
Rounding out the top five at the box office this weekend was Sylvester Stallone's star-studded action flick The Expendables 2 with $4.8 million, followed by The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, with $4 million.