Box office results: 'The Possession' tops weekend box office with $17.7 million
"The Possession" beat out Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy's "Lawless" to take the top spot at the weekend box office, just a day before Labor Day.
The horror film starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick made an estimated $17.7 million that the box office from Friday to Sunday to land at the top spot, according to The Associated Press.
In "The Possession," Natasha Calis stars as Em, a young girl who buys an antique box at a yard sale with Hebrew inscriptions engraved on it and then becomes possessed by a demon. Her father Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and her mother Stephanie (Sedgwick), his soon-to-be-ex-wife try to save her, with the help of a Hasidic Jewish man, portrayed by alternative rock musician Matisyahu.
"Lawless," a prohibition-era gangster film with Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy and Jessica Chastain, came in second place with $9.7 million.
LaBeouf stars as the youngest brother of Forrest and Howard Bondurant, played by British actor Hardy and Jason Clarke.
The three run a bootlegging business that comes under threat by local authorities. Guy Pearce stars as Special Agent Charlie Rakes, while Chastain plays Forrest's love interest. Meanwhile, LaBeouf's character romances a preacher's daughter named Bertha, played by Mia Wasikowska.
"The Expendables 2" continued its strong box office run and landed in third place for the weekend with $8.8 million. The film, which has been in theaters for three weeks, has earned $66 million domestically.
Finishing out the top five is "The Borne Legacy" in fourth place with $7.2 million for the weekend and $96.2 million total domestically and "ParaNorman" with $6.5 million for the weekend and $38 million domestically.
Watch the trailers for "The Possession" and "Lawless" below.