With $2.9 million in the bank on Friday, The Possession is on pace to easily remain #1 during what will be the slowest weekend of the year.
The top 10 films are set to hit a combined total of $44 million, so the weekend as a whole will come in below the previous 2012 low of $97.4 million during August 24-26.
The Words debuted to only $1.6 million. Bradley Cooper's drawing power needs to be questioned in a big way right now.
The Cold Light of Day took in $637K, so it won't even crack the top 10. Bruce Willis should rebound later this month with Looper.
Paramount was able to generate $438K on Friday with Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX.
Additional reporting by Daniel Garris.