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'Takers' beats 'Exorcism' in wkend box office

Actor Paul Walker appears in a scene in the heist thriller movie, 'Takers,' also starring T.I and Chris Brown. (Courtesy of Screen Gems)

August 30, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The heist thriller "Takers" has stolen the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office from the fright flick "The Last Exorcism."

"Takers" debuted with $20.5 million to grab a narrow win over "The Last Exorcism," which opened in second-place with $20.4 million, according to final studio numbers Monday.

Based on studio estimates a day earlier, "The Last Exorcism" had a thin lead over "Takers." But the movies switched places when final weekend numbers were released.