In its second weekend at the box office, Sylvester Stallone's adrenaline-fueled "The Expendables 2" remains supreme after earning $13.5 million over the weekend. On the other end of the spectrum, the conservative documentary "2016: Obama's America" has been quietly picking up steam as it adds more theaters.
The Expendables 2
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While the sequel to 2010's "The Expendables" dominated the box office since opening last week, it isn't quite the blockbuster that its predecessor was. "The Expendables 2" has earned $52 million since opening, but the first "Expendables" outing had already earned over $65 million.
The 20 percent dive could be a strong sign that the film won't be as profitable as its predecessor. Considering that the sequel cost roughly $20 million more than "The Expendables," this could be a bad sign for the film's overall financial prospects.
Following "The Expendables 2" was Jeremy Renner's spy spin-off "The Bourne Legacy." In its third weekend, the film earned $9.3 million, giving it a total gross of $85 million. The stop-motion feature "ParaNorman" followed, earning $8.5 million for a $28 million gross.
In an odd move, the controversial anti-Obama documentary "2016: Obama's America" saw a major spike at the box office, despite being in its seventh week. The documentary picked up about 900 new theatres for the weekend, and the upgrade earned "Obama's America" $6.2 million. The 400 percent increase from last week shot the film up to eighth place at the box office.
A list of the weekend's top ten movies and their earnings is below.
1. "The Expendables 2," $13.5 million
2. "The Bourne Legacy" $9.3 million
3. "ParaNorman," $8.5 million
4. "The Campaign", $7.4 million
5. "The Dark Knight Rises," $7.2 million
6. "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," $7.1 million
7. "Premium Rush", $6.3 million
8. "2016: Obama's America," $6.2 million
9. "Hope Springs," $6 million
10. "Hit and Run," $4.7 million
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