Weekend Box Office – Old guys with explosions still reigns supreme

Posted: August 27, 2012 in Movies

This was a particularly weak weekend at the box office as the summer blockbuster craze dies down and we get into the fall swing of awards season.

The Expendables 2 managed to stay atop of the box office rankings this weekend, bringing in only $13.5M topping its two day total at $53M.  While the movie is all sorts of fun for viewers and allows you a bit of nostalgia from the action genre’s glory days, it still is safe to say that the movie is a flop.  The sequel cost $100M to make and has only made back half of that.  Granted, the movie will eventually make its money back from overseas viewings and the eventual DVD/Blu-ray holiday sales, but let’s be real.  A flop is a flop.

Holding down the number two spot this weekend was another disappointment in The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner.  This particular flop cost $125M to make and in three weeks has only made $85M.

ParaNorman, the lively claymation animated film, continues its strong showing for the second consecutive week making $8.5M.  It’s likely to drop out of the top by next weekend but it’s still a good sign that a small budget film from a small animated studio can be so well received.

Rounding out the top five at the box office this weekend were the Will Ferrell political comedy The Campaign and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, bringing in $7.4M and $7.1M respectively.
Here is the full chart:

*Numbers in millions* (TOTAL)

1) The Expendables 2 – $13.5 ($53.3)

2) The Bourne Legacy – $9.3 ($85.5)

3) ParaNorman – $8.5 ($28.2)

4) The Campaign – $7.4 ($64.5)

5) The Dark Knight Rises – $7.1 ($422.1)

6) The Odd Life of Timothy Green – $7.1 ($27)

7) Premium Rush – $6.3 (NEW)

8) 2016 Obama’s America – $6.2 ($9)

9) Hope Springs – $6 ($45)

10) Hit and Run – $4.6 (NEW)


Via Box Office Mojo


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