$38.8 Million for ‘The Expendables 2’ in One Week

on August 24, 2012 by Daniel Garris

Lionsgate's The Expendables 2 grossed $2.04 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a seventh consecutive day. The ensemble action sequel fell 6 percent from Wednesday's performance. In comparison, 2010's The Expendables fell 10 percent on its first Thursday to gross $2.73 million. The Expendables 2 was this week's top film with a seven-day start of $38.81 million. That was 20 percent softer than the $48.39 million seven-day start of The Expendables. With this weekend's new wide releases not expected to make much of an impact at the box office, The Expendables 2 is highly likely to remain in first place over the weekend.

The Bourne Legacy grossed $1.41 million to hold steady in second place. The fourth installment of Universal's action thriller franchise fell 3 percent from Wednesday and 54 percent from last Thursday. The Bourne Legacy placed in second for the week with $23.63 million. That was down 55 percent from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to $76.19 million. The Bourne Legacy is running 31 percent behind the $110.21 million two-week start of 2004's The Bourne Supremacy.

Warner's The Dark Knight Rises moved up two spots on Thursday to take third with $1.171 million. The blockbuster superhero sequel fell just 2 percent from Wednesday and 42 percent from last Thursday. The Dark Knight Rises placed in sixth for the week with $16.26 million. That was down 42 percent from last week and places the film's five-week total at $415.03 million. Yesterday saw The Dark Knight Rises overtake the $415.00 million final gross of 2010's Toy Story 3 to move into eleventh place on the all-time unadjusted domestic chart.

Fellow Warner Bros. release The Campaign fell one spot and 7 percent from Wednesday to place in fourth with $1.168 million. The R-rated comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis took fourth place for the week with $18.79 million. That was down 51 percent from the film's opening week performance and places the film's two-week total at a solid $57.10 million.

Focus' ParaNorman and Disney's The Odd Life of Timothy Green remained close on Thursday with respective fifth and sixth place grosses of $1.134 million and $1.005 million. ParaNorman placed in third for the week with a seven-day start of $19.62 million. The Odd Life of Timothy Green finished in fifth for the frame with $17.89 million and has grossed $19.95 million in nine days. Both films will hope to hold up well going forward, especially with very little competition for family audiences entering the marketplace the next couple weeks.

Open Road's Hit and Run placed in ninth with $0.568 million. The low-budget release starring Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper fell a respectable 9 percent from Wednesday's opening day performance, but has only managed to gross $1.19 million through its first two days of release.

Tags: Hit and Run, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, ParaNorman, The Campaign (2012), The Dark Knight Rises, The Bourne Legacy, The Expendables 2

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