"The Possession" wins holiday weekend box office

Hannah (Madison Davenport, left) and Stephanie (Kyra Sedgwick, right) in "The Posession." Diyah Pera/Lionsgate

Hannah (Madison Davenport, left) and Stephanie (Kyra Sedgwick, right) in "The Posession."
Diyah Pera/Lionsgate

(CBS/AP) The new horror film "The Possession," which stars Kyra Sedgwick and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, debuted at No. 1, earning $17.7 million from Friday to Sunday over the long Labor Day weekend.

The Lionsgate release led the last weekend of a fairly quiet season for Hollywood, with attendance down 4 percent from last summer, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com.

Opening in second-place with $9.7 million was the Weinstein Co. bootlegging drama "Lawless," starring Shia LaBeouf.

"The Expendables 2" pulled in $8.8 million, falling to No. 3 after two weekends as the top draw at theaters.

Expanding to more theaters, the anti-Barack Obama documentary "2016: Obama's America" added to its haul as a surprise mini-hit leading up to the presidential election. "Obama's America" was No. 9 with $5.1 million, raising its domestic total to $18.3 million.

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