‘The Expendables’ and ‘Eat Pray Love’ Top the Box Office


Inception movie poster 2010Tuesday Daily Box Office Rally

First Place – Director Sylvester Stallone‘s The Expendables held on to the top spot at the box office Tuesday, grossing another $3.87 million for a cumulative $42.63 million since its Friday opening.  The old school actioner has proved popular with audiences drawn by its ensemble cast of classic action heroes like Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, and even Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Second PlaceJulia Roberts‘ romance-drama Eat Pray Love remained in second place yesterday with $3.34 million at the box office.  Based on the bestselling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love has grossed almost $30 million total since it debuted in theaters last week.

Third PlaceThe Other Guys stayed in the number three spot once again with a $2.24 million take.  Stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg have propelled the Adam McKay comedy to a solid $74.45 million gross since the feature opened August 6th.

Daily Box Office Top 12 Movies for Tuesday, August 17, 2010:

Movie Title Tuesday Gross Theatres Per-Theatre Average Domestic Total
1.   The Expendables

$3.87M 3,270 $1,183 $42.63M
2.   Eat Pray Love

$3.34M 3,082 $1,084 $29.49M
3.   The Other Guys

$2.24M 3,651 $613 $74.45M
4.   Inception $1.54M 3,120 $494 $251.5M
5.   Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

$1.44M 2,818

$510 $13.51M
6.   Step Up 3D $1.19M 2,439

$489 $32.09M
7.   Despicable Me $1.11M 2,923 $380 $224.4M
8.   Dinner for Schmucks

$970k 3,046 $318 $60.71M
9.   Salt

$869k 2,834 $307 $105.08M
10. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge

      of Kitty Galore

$757k 2,728 $278 $36.69M
11. Toy Story 3

$369k 1,219 $303 $401.58M
12. Charlie St. Cloud

$324k 2,083 $155 $29.42M

*Tuesday daily box office numbers provided by Hollywood.com Box Office.

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