- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 4, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The horror tale “The Possession” debuted as the top draw over the long Labor Day weekend, taking in $21.1 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Tuesday by Hollywood.com are:

1. “The Possession,” Lionsgate, $21,078,840, 2,816 locations, $7,485 average, $21,078,840, one week.

2. “Lawless,” Weinstein Co., $12,872,548, 2,888 locations, $4,457 average, $15,014,995, one week.

3. “The Expendables 2,” Lionsgate, $11,455,180, 3,334 locations, $3,436 average, $68,814,085, three weeks.

4. “The Bourne Legacy,” Universal, $9,314,725, 3,131 locations, $2,975 average, $98,313,165, four weeks.

5. “ParaNorman,” Focus, $8,968,840, 3,085 locations, $2,907 average, $40,448,026, three weeks.

6. “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” Disney, $8,564,208, 2,635 locations, $3,250 average, $38,441,566, three weeks.

7. “The Dark Knight Rises,” Warner Bros., $7,997,311, 2,187 locations, $3,657 average, $433,311,261, seven weeks.

8. “2016 Obama’s America,” Rocky Mountain Pictures, $7,518,204, 1,747 locations, $4,303 average, $20,685,234, eight weeks.

9. “The Campaign,” Warner Bros., $7,209,263, 2,941 locations, $2,451 average, $74,783,927, four weeks.

10. “Hope Springs,” Sony, $6,143,923, 2,441 locations, $2,517 average, $53,500,430, four weeks.

11. “Premium Rush,” Sony, $5,152,473, 2,255 locations, $2,285 average, $13,507,673, two weeks.

12. “Hit and Run,” Open Road Films, $3,261,457, 2,870 locations, $1,136 average, $10,730,847, two weeks.

13. “The Avengers,” Disney, $2,473,944, 1,705 locations, $1,451 average, $620,323,837, 18 weeks.

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