Making for an interesting face-off at the box office, "Machete" and "The American" are battling to top earnings over the holiday weekend.
"The American" got a jump-start by opening up on Wednesday (September 1) which has allowed the George Clooney led project to sit in the No. 1 position with $7 million.
Meanwhile, Jessica Alba and Lindsay Lohan's "Machete" actually had the best day on Friday, garnering an estimated $3.9 million as compared to $3.8 million for "The American".
Also being released this weekend was Drew Barrymore and Justin Long's romantic comedy "Going the Distance" - which came in fifth on Friday with $2.3 million.