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    Weekend Box Office: September 7-9

    Courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

    1.  The Possession - $9.5 million

    2.  Lawless - $6 million

    3.  The Words - $5 million

    4.  The Expendables 2 - $4.7 million

    5.  The Bourne Legacy - $4 million

    6.  ParaNorman - $3.8 million

    7.  The Odd Life of Timothy Green - $3.6 million

    8.  The Campaign - $3.5 million

    9.  The Dark Knight Rises - $3.285 million

    10.  2016 Obama's America - $3.281 million

    It was a box-office weekend that only an Oogielove could appreciate.  The Possession took the top spot for the second weekend in a row, but earned just $9.5 million, which means no one was really going to the movies this weekend.  Of the new releases, The Words fared best, although that only made an estimated $5 million and just barely beat Expendables 2, which is in its 4th weekend (that earned $4.7 million).

    The weekend's other new wide release fell well outside the top ten, as The Cold Light of Day - starring next year's Man of Steel Henry Cavill - stumbled with just $1.8 million, landing it in 13th place.  Ouch.

    One movie that is doing quite well is 2016 Obama's America, whose $26 million makes it the second-highest grossing political documentary behind Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, which earned $119 million in 2004. 

    And if anyone is still tracking those Oogieloves, that historic bomb still hasn't cracked the $1 million mark since losing most of its screens this weekend.  Its current domestic total stands at $985,196.

    The one movie absolutely worth heading out to see this weekend was the re-release of Raiders of the Lost Ark, which earned $1.7 million from 267 IMAX locations.  I saw that one yesterday - honestly, if they made more movies like Raiders, we'd have fewer depressing weekends like this one.  That movie's 31 years old and hasn't lost a thing.

    Next weekend looks bit livelier...or undead, considering it's the latest Resident Evil film taking over the multiplex.  Another big re-release is headed our way as well, with Finding Nemo returning to theaters in glorious 3D.  For those ready to start their Oscar watch, Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master also opens next weekend.  So next week should have some better news from the box office. 

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