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FLOP POP FIZZLE, The Obligatory Weekend B.O. Report: ‘Labor Day’ Auds Flock To ‘The American’

Box office for the Labor Day weekend was slightly higher than last year‘s with George Clooney‘s modestly budgeted action pic The  American taking the top spot over the holiday weekend. Apparently, the generic sounding title didn’t scare off the audience for the movie. Robert Rodriguez‘s latest movie, Machete, based on a fake trailer that appeared in Grindhouse came in second place with $14M.  The tongue in cheek homage to 70s exploitation movies managed to deliver a better opening than the 2007 mega flop which served as its inspiration and also cost about $50M less. Takers starring Matt Dillon and Hayden Christenson slipped from first  place to third, taking in $13.5M. Drew Barrymore‘s latest rom-com, Going the Distance co-starring her real life ex Justin Long had a tepid debut in fourth place.

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1. The American (Focus Features) $16.4M, Cume $19.4M

2. Machete (Overnight Films) $14M

3. Takers (Screen Gems) $13.5M, Cume $40M

4. The Last Exorcism (Lionsgate) $8.78M, Cume $33.5M

5. Going the Distance (New Line) $8.6M

6. The Expendables (Lionsgate) $8.5M, Cume $94.1M

7. The Other Guys (Columbia) $6.65M, Cume $108M

8. Eat Pray Love (Columbia) $6.25, Cume $70.4M

9. Inception (Warner Bros.) $5.85M, Cume $278M

10. Nanny McPhee Returns (Universal) $4.67m, Cume $23.5M

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*Bold indicates the weekend’s new releases.
Source: Box Office Mojo

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