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Horror Flick The Possession Leads Box Office, Shia LaBoeuf’s Lawless Trails Behind


This Labor Day weekend has been one of both big and small box office numbers. On the one side, there's The Avengers, which broke the $1.5 billion mark. On the other, there's children's film The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (from one of the geniuses behind the Teletubbies), which earned just $207-per-movie theater it opened in — the lowest haul in history. Meanwhile, Prohibition-era Lawless (featuring Jessica Chastain and Shia LaBeouf) came in second place with $12 million, while the Exorcist-inspired horror flick The Possession opened first at $20 million (we think it was all Matisyahu's doing.) And, speaking of $20 million: that's about how much Dinesh D'Souza's conservative "documentary" 2016: Obama's America has earned so far.

Photo: Richard Foreman, Jr./The Weinstein Company