|TW||LW||Title (click to view)||Studio||Weekend Gross||% Change||Theater Count /Change||Average||Total Gross||Budget*||Week #|
|3||1||The Expendables 2||LGF||$8,900,000||-33.7%||3,334||-21||$2,669||$66,259,000||$100||3|
|4||2||The Bourne Legacy||Uni.||$7,327,000||-21.5%||3,131||-523||$2,340||$96,325,000||$125||4|
|6||6||The Odd Life of Timothy Green||BV||$6,249,000||-12.3%||2,635||+37||$2,372||$36,126,000||-||3|
|7||5||The Dark Knight Rises||WB||$6,100,000||-15.5%||2,187||-419||$2,789||$431,416,000||$250||7|
|9||7||2016 Obama's America||RM||$5,587,000||-14.2%||1,747||+656||$3,198||$18,686,000||-||8|
My favourite genre is horror but I was surprised Lawless did not lead the weekend. It stars good actors like Shia LaBeouf (Transformers trilogy) and Gary Oldman. The Possession was inspired by The Exorcist and any supernatural buff could guess it by the poster. The story is based on the allegedly haunted Dybuxx box and how father and ex-wife must save their daughter from its curse. Typical yes, but if a top critic like Roger Ebert can give it 3.5/4 stars it must have some perspective to look forward to.
Furthermore, the flick stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan whose world-renown for starring in the TV series Supernatural as father of the main characters. Ironically, his father figure role here has already earned domestic fame. The Possession is co-produced by Evil Dead creator Sam Raimi.
Lawless is a western gangster film based on a 2008 novel by Matt Bondurant and also stars Tom Hardy, Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and Guy Pearce. The former who starred as Bane in the last Batman movie. The trailer is gritty and it follows a bootlegging gang being threatened by a new deputy and other authorities wanting a cut of their profits.
The Expendables 2 will eventually end up with $150m-$160m worldwide which is very less than its predecessor's. The Expendables grossed $103m domestically and the sequel will probably end up with $73m. The Colorado shooting was a major reason for hesitating theatre goers. Thought it isn't hesitating Sly Stallone on a 3rd part that has Nicolas Cage already signed up.
The Dark Knight Rises rises one place higher than The Dark Knight on 12th with an approximate $8m higher than the former. My accepting of this I might explain later on in a full-fledged review. It won't beat The Dark Knight domestically but will rise up to the 8th spot next week replaced Steven Spielberg's E.T.
The Bourne Legacy will not beat its budget nationwide although it has worldwide. In other news, The Avengers rises up to 13 from 39! So Marvel is still trying to compete with DC's Batman haha.
That's all from me folks. The Possession hasn't beaten Rob Zombie's Halloween in the Labour Day debut. Halloween still has $30.9m at the start-up. Below is the trailer for Lawless:
(Chart by Box Office Mojo)