'Posession' holds on to No. 1 spot during weak weekend at box office
From The Associated Press:
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. “The Possession,” $9.5 million ($3.5 million international). (Review by The AP's Frank Scheck: Matisyah, Kyra Sedgwick can't exorcise demons of low-rent 'The Possession')
2. “Lawless,” $6 million ($1.4 million international). (Review by The AP's Christy Lemire: 'Lawless' a visceral, fitful fever dream)
3. “The Words,” $5 million. (Review by Lemire: Bradley Cooper leads appealing cast in cliched, complicated 'The Words')
4. “The Expendables 2,” $4.7 million ($14 million international). (Review by The AP's Justin Lowe: 'Expendables 2' provides crucial end-of-summer action)
5. “The Bourne Legacy,” $4 million ($13 million international). (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros: 'Bourne Legacy' solid, but feels like it’s keeping things warm for Damon)
6. “ParaNorman,” $3.8 million ($2.4 million international). (Review by The AP's Jake Coyle: Weak writing trumps powerful puppetry in 'ParaNorman')
7. “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” $3.6 million. (Review by The AP's David Germain: 'The Odd Life of Timothy Green' fails to inspire)
8. “The Campaign,” $3.5 million. (Review by the AP's Michael Rechtshaffen: 'The Campaign' is flimsy political satire)
9. “The Dark Knight Rises,” $3.3 million ($13 million international). (Review by Meszoros: 'Dark Knight Rises' overly ambitious, but Batman end is satisfying)
10. “2016: Obama’s America,” $3.3 million.
— Cheryl Sadler | CSadler@News-Herald.com | @nhcheryl