The Expendables Show Their Age At Box Office

The old guys won again, but their victory was not as triumphant as it was on their first go-round. Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and the other crew members of The Expendables 2 wound up with an estimated $28.7 million for the weekend, well below the $35-40 million that tracking surveys indicated they would likely earn, and a long way from the $34.8 million that the original film earned two years ago. Two newcomers divided up the family crowd. Focus Features' ParaNorman debuted on the low end of expectations with around $14 million and The Odd Life of Timothy Green came in below them with about $10.9 million. Also showing little sparkle was 20th Century Fox's Sparkle , which opened with $12 million. Last week's winner, The Bourne Legacy , slipped to second place with $17 million, to bring its ten-day total to $69.6 million. And Warner Bros.' Campaign added $13.3 million to its coffers to bring its total to $51.6 million. And, in its fifth week, Warner's The Dark Knight Rises crossed the $400-million mark with $11.1 million, to place sixth and bring its domestic total to $409.9 million. Despite the fact that many films performed more poorly than expected at the box office, business was up 12 percent from the same weekend a year ago, when the second week of The Help rose to No. 1 with $20 million.

The top ten films for the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Box Office Mojo 1. The Expendables 2, $28.8 million; 2. The Bourne Legacy , $17 million; 3. ParaNorman , $14 million; 4. The Campaign , $13.4 million; 5. Sparkle , $12 million; 6. The Dark Knight Rises , $11.1 million; 7. The Odd Life of Timothy Green , $10.9 million; 8. Hope Springs , $9.1 million; 9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days , $3.9 million; 10. Total Recall , $3.5 million.

20/08/2012


Contactmusic

Tags: Sylvester Stallone - Arnold Schwarzenegger - Bruce Willis - Chuck Norris - Hope Springs - Jean Claude Van Damme - The Dark Knight


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

First Pictures Of Disney’s ‘Into The Woods’ Starring Anna Kendrick and Johnny Depp

Have you ever wondered what happened to Cinderella, Rapunzel and...

First Pictures Of Disney’s ‘Into The Woods’ Starring Anna Kendrick and Johnny Depp

Win Tickets For V Festival 2014 in Chelmsford!

V Festival is getting ever nearer and tickets are quickly selling out, but you can skip that pricey entrance fee by entering our new competition...

Win Tickets For V Festival 2014 in Chelmsford!

Ariana, Zooey, J-Lo, Miley! When Actresses Become Songstresses

Jenny Lewis isn't the only former actress to find musical success.

Ariana, Zooey, J-Lo, Miley! When Actresses Become Songstresses

Critics Say 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Is Great, But Does Anyone Disagree?

The new Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy has been praised to the...

Critics Say 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Is Great, But Does Anyone Disagree?

What Do We Know About Christopher Nolan's Interstellar?

Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey made a surprise visit to the San Diego Comic-Con last...

What Do We Know About Christopher Nolan's Interstellar?
Advertisement

Jennifer Lawrence Is Hollywood's Darling - How Has She Done It?

A teaser trailer for Jennifer Lawrence’s new film, The Hunger Games...

Jennifer Lawrence Is Hollywood's Darling - How Has She Done It?

NBC News Host Brian Williams Pulls Ultimate Embarrassing Dad Trick Announcing Allison Williams' "Peter Pan" Casting

NBC’s production of Peter Pan has found its lead in Girls star Allison Williams...

NBC News Host Brian Williams Pulls Ultimate Embarrassing Dad Trick Announcing Allison Williams'

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out Of Water 3D

When a pirate gets his hands on a long lost magic book in which anything he writes comes true, he...

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out Of Water 3d Trailer


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Sylvester Stallone Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Sylvester Stallone

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All