"The American" debuted at number one.
September 6, 2010 (WPVI) -- George Clooney's assassin drama knocked off the competition at the weekend box office.
The action/suspense thriller raked in 13 million dollars from Friday to Sunday.
Last weekend's champ, "Takers" slipped to second.
Rounding out the top five: " Machete," "The Last Exorcism" and "Going The Distance".
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