Possession Casts Spell With $21M Opening
Shia LaBeouf's 'Lawless' comes in second
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2012 4:50 PM CDT
This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Shia LaBeouf, left, and Mia Wasikowska in a scene from "Lawless."   (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Richard Foreman, Jr.)
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(Newser) – Forgotten for much of the summer, horror fans flocked to Possession and gave it the second-best Labor Day opening ever at $21.3 million, says The Hollywood Reporter. The Prohibition-era shoot-em-up Lawless took second with $13 million. The anti-Obama doc 2016: Obama's America came in ninth ($7.3 million), while indie kid flick The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure crashed at $601,545, and the phone sex laffer For a Good Time Call bowed on 23 screens at $186,077.