'Possession' Remains No. 1 Amid Lowest Box Office Of The Year

Kyra Sedgwick arrives at the premiere of 'The Possession' at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood on August 28, 2012 Kyra Sedgwick arrives at the premiere of 'The Possession' at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood on August 28, 2012

“The Possession” again occupied the top spot at the box office.

The fright flick with Kyra Sedgwick and Jeffrey Dean Morgan playing parents of a girl possessed by a demon earned $9.5 million in its second outing, the lowest grossing weekend for the box office this year.

The bootlegging tale “Lawless” starring Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy also kept a lock on the No. 2 position in its second weekend with $6 million.

The aspiring writer drama “The Words” featuring Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana opened in third place with $5 million.

The weekend after Labor Day is typically the slowest of the year. This year’s grosses were down 20 percent over last year when “Contagion” opened in first place with $22.4 million.

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