Adult auds wound up embracing Focus Features' George Clooney thriller "The American."
The holiday weekend is shaping up to be a patriotic affair.
The international box office continues to make headway with rollouts of domestic summer holdovers.
As summer draws to a close, studios are pondering the contradictions of the season.
Biz hopes there's still chance that summer totals could surpass last year's record-setting number.
Focus Features kickstarted the holiday weekend with the Wednesday bow of George Clooney thriller "The American," which grossed a solid $1.7 million from 2,721 locations on its opening day.
With the summer season officially coming to an end this weekend, overall box office receipts are lagging slightly behind the same period last year.
Sony's "Takers" nabbed the top spot with revised figures.
August has turned out to be particularly sunny for Lionsgate.
The race for the weekend's top spot at the domestic B.O. was a photo finish.
Overseas fanboys embraced Paramount's 3D summer tentpole 'The Last Airbender' in a big way.