‘The Expendables’ Leads Monday’s Box Office With $3.9M


Inception movie poster 2010Monday Daily Box Office Rally

First Place –  Sylvester Stallone‘s The Expendables fought off the competition to hold down the top spot at Monday’s box office, taking in $3.9 million from 3,270 theaters across America.  The old-school actioner has grossed $38.77 million since it opened Friday with help from stars like Jason Statham, Jet Li, and even an appearance by California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Second Place –  Eat Pray Love cruised into second place at the box office yesterday with the aid of the legendary Julia Roberts, adding $3.04 million to its coffers for a cumulative $26.15 million.

Third PlaceThe Other Guys with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg stayed in the top three Monday with $2.26 million at the box office.  The Adam McKay comedy has now grossed a cool $72.2 million since its debut almost 2 weeks ago, which was star Will Ferrell’s second biggest opening of his career.

Daily Box Office Top 12 Movies for Monday, August 16, 2010:

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

$3.94M 3,270 $1,205 $38.77M
2.   Eat Pray Love

$3.04M 3,082 $988 $26.15M
3.   The Other Guys

$2.26M 3,651 $619 $72.21M
4.   Inception $1.53M 3,120 $491 $250M
5.   Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

$1.47M 2,818

$520 $12.08M
6.   Despicable Me

$1.10M 2,923

$375 $223.29M
7.   Step Up 3D

$1.06M 2,439 $433 $30.88M
8.   Dinner for Schmucks

$957k 3,046 $314 $59.74M
9.   Salt

$768k 2,834 $271 $104.21M
10. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge

      of Kitty Galore

$710k 2,728 $260 $35.93M
11. Toy Story 3

$390k 1,219 $320 $401.21M
12. Charlie St. Cloud

$333k 2,083 $160 $29.09M

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

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