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The Cricket's Daily 3: 'Possession' tops, 'Oogieloves' sets record for futility

Published September 4, 2012 9:30 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Here's what happened over the weekend in pop culture:

• "The Possession," billed as "The Kosher Exorcist," won summer's last weekend at the box office — while the kiddie film "The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure" set a dubious record, with a three-day per-screen average of $207, the lowest ever for a wide-release movie. [The Los Angeles Times]

• If an online petition can get Betty White a gig hosting "Saturday Night Live," can it get her a prime speaking spot at the Democratic National Convention? Some fans are willing to find out. [Politico, via New York]

• Burly actor Michael Clarke Duncan, an Oscar nominee for his role as a peaceful death row inmate in "The Green Mile," has died at the age of 54. [AP, via The Salt Lake Tribune]