Box Office: 'Last Exorcism,' 'Takers' in a fight to the finish
But as it stands right now with the estimates, "Exorcism" takes the weekend with $21.3 million and "Takers" takes second with $21 million. Both films performed better than was expected, however.
"The Expendables," after two weekend titles in a row, still posted a solid third place with $9.5 million, bringing its total box office earnings to $82 million. Needless to say, a sequel is in the works.
Julia Roberts' journey of self-discovery "Eat Pray Love" took fourth place with $7 million, while "The Other Guys" rounded out the Top 5 with $6.6 million.
The rest of the Top 12 was as follows: "Vampires Sucks" ($5.3M) "Inception" ($5.1M) "Nanny McPhee Returns" ($4.7M), "The Switch" ($4.66M), "Piranha 3D" ($4.3M), "Lottery Ticket" ($4.01M) and the special "Avatar" re-release ($4M), which brings its domestic total to $753.8 million. This re-release version has almost 10 extra minutes of footage.
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