Box Office Results: ‘Expendables 2’ Tops The Weekend

The Expendables 2 held on to its Friday lead in the box office results, winning the weekend and trouncing The Bourne Legacy. reported that Sylvester Stallone’s big action ensemble brought in $28.7 million. The film made $10.5 million in box office results on Friday, and that momentum continued through the weekend.

As The Playlist points out,The Expendables 2 finished 17 percent below the first film’s $35 million opening, despite even more stars and an even bigger budget. The film again stars Stallone, but has larger roles for Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis who had cameos in the first. It also marks the return to the mainstream action movie universe of Jean Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris.

Another action film, The Bourne Legacy, finished second in the results, $17 million. The fourth installment of the Jason Bourne-related films doesn’t focus on the nominal character, but on Jeremy Renner’s Aaron Cross. The film was No. 1 last weekend.

Stop-motion animation Paranorman took third with $14 million for its story of a boy who can communicate with the dead and has to save his town from zombies.

In a somewhat disappointing spot, The Campaign, starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis raked in $13.3 million and is on pace to finish with less than $100 million in box office results. The film stars Ferrell and Galifianakis as rival politicians during an election, a premise expected to play well as the presidential race heats up.

Sparkle ($12 million), The Dark Knight Rises ($11.1 million), The Odd Life of Timothy Green ($10.9 million), Hope Springs ($9.1 million), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days ($3.8 million) and last, the still financially disappointing Total Recall 2012 ($3.5 million) round out the top 10 box office results.