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'The Possession,' with Natasha Calis, hung onto first place over a dismal weekend at the box office.
By Scott Bowles, USA TODAY
Well, there's always football.
Hollywood continued its limping ways at the box office this weekend as week-old films ruled theaters and not one movie made more than $10 million.
The Possession took the No. 1 spot for the second consecutive week with $9.5 million, according to studio estimates from box office tracking firm Hollywood.com.
The horror film has done $33.3 million in 10 days and managed an easy win over a lackluster slate.
Lawless took the second spot, also for the second straight weekend, with $6 million. That film has done $23.5 million in two weeks.
The Bradley Cooper drama The Words scored the biggest opening of newcomers, but could muster just $5 million, about $3 million below expectation.
The Sylvester Stallone action film The Expendables 2 took fourth with $4.8 million, followed by The Bourne Legacy with $4 million.
Ticket sales continued to slump, though attendance remains a scant 2% over last year's pace, according to Hollywood.com.
Final figures are due Monday.