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The American Guns for U.S. Box Office

THE AMERICAN finished atop the U.S. box office for the Labor Day weekend.

THE AMERICAN finished atop the U.S. box office for the Labor Day weekend. Focus Features' assassin-themed thriller (with vfx from Modus FX) earned $13.1 million over the weekend and $16.3 million since its Wednesday debut.

Robert Rodriguez's B-movie send-up MACHETE slashed its way into second with $11.4 million. Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios provided the vfx.

Screen Gems' TAKERS stole $10.9 million in third. The heist flick has earned $37.4 million.

Lionsgate's THE LAST EXORCISM scared up an additional $7.41 million. With vfx from Gradient Effects, the handheld horror flick has a cume of $32.2 million.

New Line's romantic comedy GOING THE DISTANCE landed in fifth with $6.9 million in its premiere weekend.

Lionsgate's THE EXPENDABLES took the sixth slot with $6.65 million. With vfx from Fantasy II Film Effects, the men on a mission picture has rounded up $92.2 million to date.

Sony's THE OTHER GUYS arrested $5.3 million in seventh, lifting its cume to $106.8 million.

Sony's EAT PRAY LOVE sank from fourth to eighth, bringing in another $4.8 million. The globetrotting romance has a cume of $68.9 million.

Warner Bros.' INCEPTION placed ninth with $4.55 million. With vfx from Double Negative, the hit sci-fi flick has collected $277.1 million.

Rounding out the top ten, NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS conjured up $3.51 million. Universal's family film has garnered $22.4 million thus far.

Box office numbers were obtained on boxofficemojo.com.

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