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Battle at the Box Office 8/30

The last weekend of the official summer blockbuster season saw super low budget horror movie The Last Exorcism taking the top spot.  With a budget of only $1.8 million the movie took in $21.3 million with mostly positive reviews and a PG-13 rating (I observed that PG-13 horror movies are tween girl magnets apparently at the movie theater this weekend).  Taking a close second was Takers or hip hop’s attempt at Heat.  The movie took in an even $21 million.  Our beloved Expendables fell to third place this weekend, taking in another $9.5 million and bringing it’s total to just over $81 million.  Eat, Pray, Love and The Other Guys stayed in roughly the same spots while last week’s number two, Vampires Suck, fell to sixth.  Two of last week’s other releases plummeted almost off the charts, Piranha 3D barely made tenth and Lottery Ticket went from fourth to eleventh.  Finally, the re-release of Avatar didn’t really make a big splash.  Debuting in 810 theaters it managed to pull in $4 million, which I assume means that most people are fine with the DVD/Blu Ray original version or waiting for this version to come out in a couple months.

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