The devil took the box office by storm, with Exorcist: The Beginning landing in the top spot with $18.2 million and bumping Alien vs. Predator from last weekend’s No. 1 to No. 4, according to studio estimates.
The Seth Green comedy Without a Paddle took the silver medal in second place with $13.7 million, though overall ticket sales for just about every movie this weekend – except those in limited release, such as Stephen Fry’s Bright Young Things – were lackluster.