The Expendables 2 takes the Box Office
August 27, 2012- The Expendables 2, starring Sylvester Stallone topped the weekend box office for the second consecutive weekend. The movie took in over $13.5 million for the weekend to earn the top spot. The new releases for the weekend were overshadowed by the movie 2016: Obama’s America. The movie expanded into nationwide release after a limited release and earned $6.3 million to finish the weekend in eighth place.
The documentary takes a harsh conservative look of what the U.S. would be like in 2016 if current President Barack Obama wins reelection this November. The movie was released by movie studio Rocky Mountain Pictures and came close to matching Premium Rush, the action tale of Joseph Gordon-Levitt that took in $6.3 million in its debut. The Sony Pictures release appeared in over twice as many cinemas that did the documentary about President Obama.
The other movies that debuted in wide release opened poorly. Hit and Run, a road chase starring Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard took in only $4.7 million to debut at number 10. The Warner Bros. release The Apparition only earned $3 million to land at number 12 for the weekend.
The top five for the weekend following the Expendables 2 were The Bourne Legacy at two with $9.3 million, ParaNorman in third with $8.5 million, The Campaign in fourth with $7.4 million and mainstay The Dark Knight Rises in fifth with $7.2 million.