Lawless grossed $0.515 million to remain in first place on Thursday. The Weinstein Company acquisition starring Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy fell 9 percent from Wednesday and 30 percent from last Thursday. Lawless finished in second place for the week with $8.40 million and has now grossed $25.92 million through 16 days of release.
The Possession followed closely behind with $0.481 million. The PG-13 horror film from Lionsgate trailed Lawless by just $34,331 for the day. The Possession fell 2 percent from Wednesday and 39 percent from last Thursday. For the week, The Possession led the way with $11.52 million. The 14-day total for The Possession stands at $35.37 million.
Sony's Resident Evil: Retribution grossed an estimated $0.665 million at midnight. Those grosses will be counted towards today's opening day performance. The midnight start for Resident Evil: Retribution was 6 percent stronger than the $0.625 million midnight start of 2010's Resident Evil: Afterlife.
Rocky Mountain's 2016: Obama's America grossed $1.93 million during the Monday through Thursday midweek period. The anti-Obama, conservative documentary grossed $5.24 million for the week and has now grossed $28.05 million to date.
CBS Films' The Words and Lionsgate's The Cold Light of Day rounded out their first week of release with respective Thursday grosses of $335,006 and $127,405. For the week, The Words grossed just $6.28 million from 2,801 locations, while The Cold Light of Day could only manage $2.43 million from 1,511 locations.
Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark: The IMAX Experience grossed $220,056 on Thursday. The IMAX re-issue of the classic 1981 film grossed $2.44 million this week from just 267 locations. The lifetime unadjusted domestic gross for Raiders of the Lost Ark currently stands at $247.47 million.