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"Oogieloves" Sets Dubious Record; "The Possession" Debuts on Top

Diyah Pera/Lionsgate(NEW YORK) -- The Oogieloves' BIG adventure turned out to be a BIG flop.

The interactive kids film The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure set a dubious record over the weekend by earning just $448,000 from Friday through Sunday in more than 2,000 theaters.  It averaged $207 per theater -- the worst performance by a wide release in box office history.

If you include Labor Day, Oogieloves collected a shade over $601,000.  The film opened last Wednesday, along with the Prohibition-era drama Lawless.

The horror film The Possession owned the top spot at the box office, with a $21.3 million debut.

Lawless bowed in the runner-up spot, with $13 million.

After two weekends on top, The Expendables 2 fell to third place, raising $11.2 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Monday, with estimated ticket sales, according to

1. The Possession, $21.3 million
2. Lawless, $13 million
3. The Expendables 2, $11.2 million
4. The Bourne Legacy, $9.4 million
5. ParaNorman, $8.8 million
6. The Odd Life of Timothy Green, $8.5 million
7. The Dark Knight Rises, $7.9 million
8. 2016: Obama's America, $7.1 million
9. The Campaign, $7 million
10. Hope Springs, $6 million

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"The Possession" Opens; "Avengers" Expands for Labor Day Weekend

Diyah Pera/Lionsgate(NEW YORK) -- Earlier this week, the drama Lawless and the kids film The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure hit theaters. Another movie joins them at the box office on Friday: The Possession.

The horror film, which is based on a true story, features Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick as a divorced couple whose youngest daughter acquires a strange wooden box at a garage sale.  That box contains some sort of evil spirit that takes control of the child and turns her into a demonic being.

The Possession is rated PG-13.

And if you haven't seen Marvel's The Avengers yet, the Labor Day weekend gives you a good chance to do so.  It is temporarily expanding to 1,700 theaters, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  There's online speculation that it could contain new footage.

The superhero blockbuster, which opened in May, screened in only 123 theaters last weekend.

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