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“The American” Takes Labor Day Weekend

The AmericanGeorge Clooney’s “The American” pulled ahead of “Machete” as the No. 1 movie in America, according to Sunday box office estimates. The Focus Features film earned $12.9 million, while Sony Screen Gems’ “Takers” — which led the box office last weekend — came in No. 2 with $11.4 million.

The Top-12 grossing motion pictures for the weekend, per data collected as of Sunday, September 5, 2010, are as follows:

Rank Film Name Distributor Name Weekend Revenue Cume Revenue Locs Loc Avg
1 American, The Focus Features 12,968,744 16,112,529 2,823 4,593
2 Takers Sony 11,450,000 37,900,825 2,206 5,190
3 Machete 20th Century Fox 11,300,000 11,300,000 2,670 4,232
4 Last Exorcism, The Lionsgate 7,550,000 32,322,384 2,874 2,627
5 Going The Distance Warner Bros. 6,885,000 6,885,000 3,030 2,272
6 Expendables, The Lionsgate 6,750,000 92,317,770 3,398 1,986
7 Other Guys, The Sony 5,400,000 106,866,211 2,607 2,071
8 Eat Pray Love Sony 4,850,000 68,954,034 2,663 1,821
9 Nanny McPhee Returns Universal 4,574,560 23,440,535 2,708 1,689
10 Inception Warner Bros. 4,530,000 277,103,254 1,704 2,658
11 Switch, The Miramax 3,068,000 21,443,140 1,885 1,627
12 Vampires Suck 20th Century Fox 3,000,000 32,298,657 2,434 1,232

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