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‘Last Exorcism’ generates angelic sum at Friday box office

HollywoodNews.com: Moviegoers preferred horror over action and “Avatar” at the Friday box office.

Lionsgate’s low-budget “The Last Exorcism” scared up $9.4 million at 2,874 locations for the top spot yesterday, beating Sony/Screen Gems’ newbie “Takers” which seized $7.5 million from 2,206 in second.

“Exorcism” looked to lure in teens thanks to its PG-13 rating. Film is directed by Daniel Stamm and produced by “Hostel” horror helmer Eli Roth.

“Takers,” an urban action title about a heist gone wrong, stars Hayden Christensen, Matt Dillion and Chris Brown among many others.

Despite all the hoopla about its re-release, audiences didn’t run out to see Fox’s “Avatar: Special Edition” as it ranked lower down on the charts with $1.2 million. The film is strictly in play at 812 3D locales. Film’s earth-shattering domestic haul moved up to $751 million.

In third, Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables,” another Lionsgate film, collected $2.7 million, upping its domestic B.O. north of $75 million.

Sony had a one-two punch in fourth and fifth place respectively with “Eat Pray Love” and comedy “The Other Guys.” “Eat” munched on $2.2 million, while “Guys” nabbed $1.9 million.


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