The Straits Times
Published on Sep 11, 2012

The Possession stays top at N. America box office


LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Horror flick The Possession retained the top spot at the North American box office, with Depression-era gangster tale Lawless still in second place, industry figures showed on Monday.

The Possession a supernatural thriller starring Kyra Sedgwick, pulled in US$9.3 million (S$11.5 million), while Lawless, based on Matt Bondurant's 2008 novel The Wettest County in the World, took in US$6 million.

In a slow weekend, each earned less than half of their take from their debuts last week during the three-day Labour Day holiday weekend, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.

Action romp The Expendables 2, starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, continued its drop, finishing third this weekend, with just under US$5 million.