1. The Expendables 2 – $13.5/$52.3M to date Week 2
2. The Bourne Legacy – $9.281M/$85.5M to date Week 3
3. ParaNorman – $8.546M/$28.3m to date Week 2
4. The Campaign - $7.44M/$64.453M to date Week 3
5. The Dark Knight Rises - $7.155M/$422.188M to date Week 6
6. The Odd Life of Timothy Green - $7.125M/$27.080M to date Week 2
7. Premium Rush – $6.3M/$6.3M to date Week 1
Lionsgate’s The Expendables 2 makes it two in a row with a chart topping $13,500,000 after leading the charge last weekend with it’s $28.6 million debut. Sylvester Stallone and a veritable who’s who of the action world featuring Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger will draw down on a second weekend at number one with a gross in the mid teens. With nearly $40 million in the vault heading into the weekend, the R-rated action film will crack the $50 million mark by Sunday night in North America.
Warner Bros. also takes the fifth spot with The Dark Knight Rises in its seventh weekend with $7.155 million in 2606 theaters. The summer season hit has earned $422.2 million to date in North America.
The newcomers did nit fare so well this weekend with all of them taking no better than seventh place.
A seventh place debut of $6.3 million is the reward at the finish line for the film by Sunday night.
2016: Obama’s America from Rocky Mountain Pictures has become a conservative documentary hit cracking the Top 15 last weekend in just 169 theaters and now makes it into the Top 10 with an impressive $6.2 million as it expanded into 1,090 theaters this weekend. The film has built an audience on the strength of its grass roots marketing campaign and its perfect timing in the final months leading up to the presidential election. The $5,717 per- theater average was the highest of any film in the Top 12.
Also opening this weekend is the PG-13 rated horror entry The Apparition from Warner Bros. which stars Twilight’s Ashley Greene. The film opened in just 810 theaters with $2.955 million.
Only one more weekend left in the summer movie season with only Labor Day weekend left on the box office agenda. Last year’s record breaking $4.4 billion tally seems unlikely to find itself challenged this year since we are running at around 5 percent off that pace at this point.