Matisyahu’s Horror Movie Debut Rules The Weekend Box Office

    Jewish hip-hop star Matisyahu’s debut as an edgy exorcist in The Posession landed in first place this weekend at the U.S. box office. While it’s take of $17.7 million is respectable rather than earth-shattering, the film comfortably overcame lukewarm critical reception to nearly double the take of its main competition, the Shia LeBeouf and Tom Hardy starring moonshine epic Lawless. Hardy shouldn’t be too broken up though; his other summer film, The Dark Knight Rises, surpassed the one billion dollar worldwide this weekend. [Empire]