“Expendables 2” has gripped the nation’s box office, knocking “Bourne Legacy” into the second spot. The movie reached the top of the box office with a cool $28.8 million, which happens to be $6 million below its predecessor’s opening weekend in 2010. Have you seen the movie yet?
The sequel added to the cast of actors, which includes Jean-Claude Van Damme, Liam Hemsworth and Chuck Norris. In addition, the former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger played a more prominent role in this film than the first. The star-studded cast also features Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Dolph Lundgren, Sylvester Stallone, Randy Couture and Terry Crews.
Executive VP of Lionsgate, David Spitz said that there are several reasons behind the movie’s success. He said, “We think we’ll have a great run. Older audiences don’t rush out to the cinema on opening weekend.”
“Bourne Legacy” took second place in its second weekend, taking in $17 million domestically and $97.7 million worldwide. In third place is “ParaNorman”, which grossed a total of $14 million. “The Campaign” came in at fourth place, with a gross of $13.4 million in its second week. “Sparkle”, which is Whitney Houston’s final film, grossed $12 million, landing the movie in fifth place in the box office.
Sixth place goes to “The Dark Knight Rises”, which grossed $11.1 million. In seventh place is “The odd Life Of Timothy Green”, which netted the moviemakers $10.9 million. Taking eighth place is “Hope Springs”, which earned $9.1 million. In ninth place is “Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days”, which earned $3.8 million. In last place for the top ten is “Total Recall”, which grossed $3.5 million.
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