At the top of this weekend’s box office charts is a new supernatural thriller, “The Possession” starring Kyra Sedgwick and Madison Davenport. According to Reuters, the movie dethroned “The Expendables 2” and cashed in the biggest sum of money from selling tickets in U.S. and Canadian box offices.
“The Possession” is the most requested movie in cinemas at present judging by the $21.3 million earnings it had gathered from Friday to Monday in North American theaters. The thriller has dethroned “The Expendables 2” and it looks like it will remain on the leading position for several weeks.
Based on a true story published in a newspaper, “The Possession” tells the story of a family who has to fight the demon known as Dibbuk in ancient Yiddish folklore. The young character in the movie opens the Dibbuk box where the demon resides and becomes possessed with the unknown spirit. Her parents will do everything it takes to figure out what is wrong with their daughter and to free her from the spirit devouring her soul.
The second place in North American box office charts was occupied by the crime drama “Lawless” nabbing $9.6 million over the weekend. The motion picture takes Shia LaBeouf, Jason Clarke and Tom Hardy back to the Prohibition era as three bootlegging brothers living in Virginia.
“The Expendables 2” dropped two positions finishing in third place. The movie has, nevertheless, had its glorious period as it led the box office charts throughout the entire month of August. The political documentary “2016: Obama’s America” didn’t make it in the top fifth places as it gathered only $5.1 million in the past three days. The documentary continues to be on the ninth place where it had dropped last week.
Jeremy Renner’s “Bourne Legacy” cashed in modest earning in comparison with other movies, but it continues to draw viewers in both Canadian and American theaters. $7.2 million were added to the film’s revenue in the past three days.