The Possession Claims Number One Spot At The US Box Office This Weekend

The Possession Claims Number One Spot At The US Box Office This Weekend
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Hebrew horror film The Possession has taken over the number one spot at this weekend’s box office. The movie has brought in $17.7 million in North American ticket sales since Friday, and the figure is expected to reach $21.3 million on Monday, according to studio estimates.

The film was inspired by a real life newspaper account of a family that fights a demon known as a Dibbuk in ancient Yiddish folklore.

Starring Kyra Sedgwick, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Madison Davenport, the film tells the story of a young girl who is possessed by a murderous, evil spirit.

Producer Sam Raimi, known for the blockbusting Spiderman trilogy, has described the story as the Jewish answer to The Exorcist.

Shia LaBeouf, Jessica Chastain and Tom Hardy‘s Lawless came in at number two with $9.7 million, while The Expendables 2 dropped to the number three spot with a total intake of over $66 million.

The Bourne Legacy and ParaNorman round out the top five with $7.2 million and $6.6 million, respectively.

Two major box office milestones also occurred this weekend: The Avengers has officially grossed over $1.5 billion and The Dark Knight Rises has just crossed the $1 billion mark.

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