Supernatural thriller The Possession took first place this weekend with one of the best debuts ever for the holiday, with the Lionsgate feature scaring up $17.7 million in its first three days in theaters.
Lawless took second place with $13 million over the four-day weekend, bringing the film’s six-day total to $15.1 million.
The Expendables 2, from Lionsgate and Millennium Films, fell to third place, bringing in $11.2 million over four days for a total of $68.6 million at the domestic box office.
Universal’s The Bourne Legacy followed in fourth place, making $7.3 million on its fourth weekend out for a total of $98.4 million, and is expected to pass $100 million by the end of the week.
Focus Features' animated family film ParaNorman came in fifth place, earning $6.57 million over the holiday weekend. The 3D stop-motion feature produced by Laika, the creative force behind Coraline, has now grossed a total of $40.3 million in its three weeks at the box office.
At number six, Buena Vista’s The Odd Life of Timothy Green, starring Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton as a childless couple who dream up a 10-year-old boy, made $6.25 million on its third week out for a total of $38.8 million.
In seventh place, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises brought in $6.1 million over the holiday weekend, grossing $7.9 million over the four-day period for a total now at $433.2 million. The conclusion to the Batman trilogy is now poised to move up to eighth place on the all-time domestic chart by next weekend.
Warner Bros.' raunchy political comedy The Campaign, starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, came in eighth place, making $5.7 million for a total of $73.2 million.
Dinesh D’Souza and John Sullivan’s documentary 2016: Obama's America came in ninth place, making $5.6 million over the weekend for a total of $20.2 million. The film is on pace to ultimately pass Bowling for Columbine ($21.6 million), An Inconvenient Truth ($24.1 million) and Sicko ($24.5 million) to become the second-highest-grossing political documentary ever.
Rounding out the list at number 10, Sony’s Hope Springs, starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell, made $4.7million on its fourth weekend at the box office for a total of $52.1 million.
Oogieloves In The BIG Balloon Adventure, starring Toni Braxton, Christopher Lloyd, Cloris Leachman, Cary Elwes, Chazz Palminteri, and Jaime Pressly, was perhaps the biggest surprise of the weekend, placing #26 on the box office charts with a disappointing $445,000 on its debut weekend. The puppet feature, distributed by Kenn Viselman Presents, tops 2008's Delgo for the worst debut ever.
Box office numbers were obtained on boxofficemojo.com.