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    'Possession' takes control in slow movie weekend

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The fright flick "The Possession" has scared up a No. 1 debut with $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 summer 2011, 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 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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