What do you get when you gather the greatest action movie heroes of the past 30 years and put them in the same film? Well, you’d get The Expendables 2, of course! You might be saying, “but Mark, this isn’t the first Expendables movie,” and you’d be correct. However, The Expendables 2 brings so many former action stars together and gives them each their own screen time, where as the first title featured mere cameos from certain stars. The Sly Stallone written action romp made only $28M, which isn’t as good as was expected. To put that in to perspective, The Expendables made nearly $7M more released back in 2010 in roughly the same weekend.
The second spot at the box office this weekend belongs to Jeremy Renner’s The Bourne Legacy, which made $17M bringing its disappointing total to only $69M. Make no mistake though, Legacy will make over $100M eventually and in turn make a profit.
The third highest grossing film this weekend belonged to the the fantastic zombie adventure animated title, ParaNorman, which made $14M. Quick fact, ParaNorman debuted in more theaters than The Expendables 2.
Rounding out the top 5 at the weekend box office is The Campaign and Sparkle – singer Jordin Sparks stars – made $13M and $12M respectively.
Here is the full top 10 from this weekend:
*numbers in millions* (TOTAL)
1) The Expendables 2 – $28.7 (NEW)
2) The Bourne Legacy – $17 ($69.5)
3) ParaNorman – $14 (NEW)
4) The Campaign – $13.3 ($51.6)
5) Sparkle – $12 (NEW)
6) The Dark Knight Rises – $11.1 ($409.9)
7) The Odd Life of Timothy Green – $10.9 (NEW)
8) Hope Springs – $9.1 ($38.7)
9) Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days – $3.8 ($38.7)
10) Total Recall – $3.5 ($51.7)
Via Box Office Mojo