'Possession' remains No. 1 at weak box office

5:14 AM, Sep 10, 2012   |    comments
'Posession' -- Plot: A young girl buys a possessed box at a yard sale, forcing her father and his ex-wife to work together to end the curse. (Courtesy: USA Today)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Possession" again occupied the top spot at the box office. The fright flick with Kyra Sedgwick and Jeffrey Dean Morgan playing parents of a girl possessed by a demon earned $9.5 million in its second outing, the lowest grossing weekend for the box office this year.

The bootlegging tale "Lawless" starring Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy also kept a lock on the No. 2 position in its second weekend with $6 million.

The aspiring writer drama "The Words" featuring Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana opened in third place with $5 million.

The weekend after Labor Day is typically the slowest of the year. This year's grosses were down 20 percent over last year when "Contagion" opened in first place with $22.4 million.

The Associated Press

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