Box Office: 'Takers' takes first place from 'Exorcism' by 100K

takers-box-office.jpgThe initial weekend box office estimates had frightfest "The Last Exorcism" in first place at $21.3 million to "Takers" $21 million, but that has been reversed now that the actual numbers have been finalized.

"Takers," the Hayden Christensen-Chris Brown heist flick, has eked out a win over "The Last Exorcism" with a $20.5 million opening weekend. "Exorcism" was a close second with $20.4 million in earnings. This is particularly remarkable because "Takers" played in 600 less theaters than "Exorcism" nationwide.

"The Expendables" estimated take of $9.5 million held true for third place, bringing its box office total up to $82 million after it won the weekend box office title the last two weeks.

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