takers box office Box Office: 'Takers' takes first place from 'Exorcism' by 100KThe 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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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."