The Expendables 2 holds onto top spot at U.S. box office

The action movie, which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, held The Bourne Legacy in second place with takings of $9.3 million (£5.8 million), and coming in third was animated family film ParaNorman, which had earnings of $8.5 million (£5.3 million).

Political comedy The Campaign ($7.4 million/£4.6 million) remained at four and The Dark Knight Rises ($7.2 million/£4.5 million) came in a close fifth.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s new thriller Premium Rush failed to break into the top five, premiering at number eight with $6.3 million (£3.9 million) in ticket sales, while Kristen Bell’s indie project Hit & Run debuted at number 10 with $4.7 million (£2.9 million).