‘Takers’ pulls ahead of ‘Last Exorcism’ in final box-office count

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It was a photo finish at the top of the box-office chart this weekend, as final numbers showed that heist film ‘Takers’ pulled in just slightly more money than horror movie ‘The Last Exorcism.’

With full box-office receipts for Sunday now in, Sony Pictures reported that ‘Takers’ generated $20.5 million on its opening weekend. Lionsgate’s ‘The Last Exorcism,’ meanwhile, ended up with $20.4 million.


On Sunday morning, Lionsgate estimated that ‘The Last Exorcism’ would make $21.3 million for the weekend. Sony estimated $21 million for ‘Takers.’

It’s common that Sunday estimates are off by a small amount, but unusual that two movies are so close in popularity that final box-office numbers change the ranking of the top two releases.

-- Ben Fritz


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