Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Entertainment

September 10, 2012

'Possession' remains No. 1 at weak box office

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"2016: Obama's America," a conservative film exploring the roots of President Barack Obama's political views, raised its total to $26 million in its ninth week of release, earning another $3.3 million this weekend. That now makes "2016" the second highest grossing political documentary of all time behind director Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11," which holds the top spot with $119.1 million.

"The Cold Light of Day," the weekend's only other new major release, wasn't able to see the light of the top 10. The drama starring Henry Cavill and Bruce Willis earned just $1.8 million in the No. 13 spot.

Below "The Cold Light of Day," an IMAX re-release of 1981's "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark" collected $1.7 million in the No. 14 position. The film starring Harrison Ford as the iconic archaeologist is playing a limited engagement in 267 theaters.

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).

2. "Lawless," $6 million ($1.4 million international).

3. "The Words," $5 million.

4. "The Expendables 2," $4.7 million ($14 million international).

5. "The Bourne Legacy," $4 million ($13 million international).

6. "ParaNorman," $3.8 million ($2.4 million international).

7. "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," $3.6 million.

8. "The Campaign," $3.5 million.

9. "The Dark Knight Rises," $3.3 million ($13 million international).

10. "2016: Obama's America," $3.3 million.

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Estimated weekend ticket sales at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada) for films distributed overseas by Hollywood studios, according to Rentrak:

1. "The Expendables 2," $14 million.

2. (tie) "The Bourne Legacy," $13 million.

2. (tie) "The Dark Knight Rises," $13 million.

3. "Brave," $10.3 million.

4. "Raaz 3," $8.9 million.

5. "Prometheus," $8.5 million.

6. "Ted," $6.4 million.

7. "Total Recall," $5.4 million.

8. "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," $4.9 million.

9. (tie) "Step Up: Revolution," $4.3 million.

9. (tie) "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted," $4.3 million.

10. "The Amazing Spider-Man," $3.8 million.

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