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'Expendables 2' Knocks Off 'Bourne Legacy' From No. 1 on Box Office

August 20, 2012 (1:42 am) GMT
Sylvester Stallone's action film claims the throne on its debut weekend, while other newcomers 'ParaNorman' and 'Sparkle' debut at No. 3 and 5 respectively.

"" fights its way to the top spot of North American box office. The star-studded action movie takes over the champion title from "" after collecting $28.6 million on its first weekend.

The opening gross for "" sequel, however, is 17% lower than its predecessor which debuted to $34.8 million in August 2010. Still, Lionsgate executive vice president of distribution David Spitz believes the latest -starring movie will "have a great run." He reasons, "Older audiences don't rush out to the cinema on opening weekend."

Meanwhile, the fourth installment of the "Bourne" franchise is forced to drop to number two in its second week. Introducing as the new lead actor, the Tony Gilroy-directed film adds $17 million to its domestic gross, dropping 55.4% from last weekend.

"" kicks off its run in the third place with $14 million. Despite getting positive reviews, the movie performs below Focus Features' successful animated feature "" which raked in $16.8 million in February 2009.

"We have a good number of weeks in front of us before the 3D re-release of on September 14," says Focus president of distribution Jack Foley of his hope for "ParaNorman". "We also have the Labor Day holiday."

At No. 4, there's "" which loses two spots from last week. The comedy movie starring and pulls in $13.1 million, bringing its current total domestic cume to $51.4 million.

Another newcomer "" debuts at No. 5. The movie which marks 's final performance pulls in approximately $11.6 million. Also making its debut on the chart this week, "" performs below "Sparkle" at No. 7 with an estimated $10.8 million.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for August 17 - 19:

  1. "" - $28.6 million
  2. "" - $17 million
  3. "" - $14 million
  4. "" - $13.1 million
  5. "" - $11.6 million
  6. "" - $11 million
  7. "" - $10.8 million
  8. "" - $9.1 million
  9. "" - $3.8 million
  10. "" - $3.5 million


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