Friday Box Office: U!S!A! U!S!A! The American Is Number One

George_Clooney_The_American.jpgGeorge Clooney racked up another victory as his spare thriller The American topped the rather tepid Friday box office. Campy Mexploitation flick Machete settled for number two, while Justin Long & Drew Barrymore's Going the Distance idled at the gate at number five. Your Friday box office is here.

1. THE AMERICAN: $4,100,000(7,000,000)

2. MACHETE: $3,600,000 (new)

3. TAKERS: $2,700,000 ($29,000,000)

4. THE LAST EXORCISM:$2,400,000 ($27,000,000)

5. GOING THE DISTANCE: $2,200,000 (new)

[Numbers via Deadline]