'Takers' Grabs Top Box-Office Spot From 'Exorcism'

LOS ANGELES: The heist thriller "Takers" has stolen the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office away from the fright flick "The Last Exorcism." "Takers" debuted with $20.5 million to grab to grab a
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PTI August 31, 2010 12:19 IST
LOS ANGELES: The heist thriller "Takers" has stolen the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office away from the fright flick "The Last Exorcism."

"Takers" debuted with $20.5 million to grab to grab a narrow win over "The Last Exorcism," which opened in second-place with $20.4 million, according to final studio numbers Monday.

Based on studio estimates a day earlier, "The Last Exorcism" had a thin lead over "Takers." But the movies switched places once final weekend numbers were released.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

   1. "Takers," $20,512,304, one week.

   2. "The Last Exorcism," $20,366,613, one week.

   3. "The Expendables," $82,040,183, three weeks.

   4. "Eat Pray Love,"  $60,531,326, three weeks.

   5. "The Other Guys," $99,018,172, four weeks.

   6. "Vampires Suck," $27,834,256, two weeks.

   7. "Inception,"  $270,519,920, seven weeks.

   8. "Nanny McPhee Returns," $16,991,285, two weeks.

   9. "The Switch," $14,831,771, two weeks.

   10. "Piranha 3D," $18,266,889, two weeks.

   11. "Avatar,"  $753,773,889, one week.

   12. "Lottery Ticket," $17,284,641, two weeks.

   13. "Despicable Me," $30,749,875, eight weeks.

   14. "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,"  $26,166,945, three weeks.

   15. "Salt," $113,260,644, six weeks.

   16. "Dinner For Schmucks," $69,204,372, five weeks.

   17. "Step Up 3D,"  $39,715,304, four weeks.

   18. "Toy Story 3," $405,659,221, 11 weeks.

   19. "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore," $41,279,244, five weeks.

   20. "The Kids Are All Right,"  $19,149,701, eight weeks. AP
 
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