Sylvester Stallone’s “Expendable 2″ Still Rules U.S. Box Office

Movies & TV

By: / August 27, 2012

With summer almost over, Sly and co. provide the last few explosions at the box office.

This weekend’s box office was so slow it was almost as if it was getting ready for winter slumber. The Expendable 2 had no competition, as it won easily at the box office, raking in a paltry $13.5 million to top the charts for a second weekend.

Meanwhile, several new arrivals flopped and some, such as the horror movie The Apparition, failed to even crack the top 10. The rest of the top five high hitters at the box office stayed almost identical, with The Bourne Legacy holding on to second place with $9.3 million, ParaNorman staying in third with $8.5 million and the Will Ferrell/Zach Galifianakis comedy, The Campaign, sitting comfortably at fourth with a meager $7.4 million. Former number one, The Dark Knight Rises, jumped back up to take back the fifth spot, earning $7.2 million.

The Odd Life Of Timothy Green managed to beat out the David Koepp co-written and directed, Joseph Gordon-Levitt-starring bike thriller, Premium Rush, for sixth place. Having earned $7.1 million, Rush only brought in $6.3 million for a seventh-place launch. Surprising many skeptics was the anti-President Obama argumentary 2016: Obama’s America, which expanded prognosticators by jumping into the top 10 at eighth place with $6.2 million.

Taking the ninth and tenth places on the box office charts were Hope Springs and the new Dax Shepard comedy, Hit And Run, which brought in $6 million and $4.6 million, respectively.

Are the earnings made by The Expendables 2 enough to warrant a third movie?

Props: Entertainment Weekly