'Takers' pulls ahead of 'Last Exorcism' in final box-office count
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
Photo: Zoe Saldana and Michael Ealy in "Takers." Credit: Suzanne Tenner / Sony Screen Gems