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
Entertainment
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

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.

Elite.

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Max Grunner

Elite Daily is a medium for people tired of disingenuous content; we have sought to create a space where stimulating, applicable content can reach a like-minded audience.

More In Entertainment

Film Max Joseph

How ‘Zoolander’ Influenced Comedy With Its ‘Man-Child-Turned-Man’ Blueprint

The recent rumors around a possible sequel to Ben Stiller’s 2001 male model comedy, “Zoolander,” provide an apt opportunity to reflect on just how much the film helped to shape the direction Hollywood comedies would come to take. Despite the ostensibly silly exterior, “Zoolander” provided an excellent blueprint for the “man-child coming-of-age” stories that have […]

Also On Elite

Style

Mitten Flasks May Be The Only Reason Your Winter Season Is Bearable This Year

For some reason, drinking in (non-bar) public spaces is frowned upon. So, as the fun-loving folk we are, we’re constantly looking for creative ways to sneak a sip without getting caught. Luckily, we’re not the only ones. E-tailer Perpetual Kid is now offering mitten flasks, which means we can booze in peace all winter long. […]