‘The Expendables 2’ Leads Tuesday with $3.23 Million

on August 22, 2012 by Daniel Garris
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Lionsgate's The Expendables 2 took in $3.23 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth straight day. The ensemble action sequel was up a very solid 16 percent over Monday. In comparison, 2010's The Expendables fell 2 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $3.87 million. The Expendables 2 has grossed $34.61 million in five days, which is below expectations and places the film 19 percent behind the $42.63 million five-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 held steady in second place with $2.01 million. The fourth installment of Universal's action thriller franchise increased 18 percent over Monday and fell 54 percent from last Tuesday. With the summer box office season nearing its end, daily grosses for holdovers in general on Tuesday continued to be down significantly from last week. The Bourne Legacy has grossed $73.33 million in twelve days, which is in line with expectations and places the film 30 percent behind the $104.87 million 12-day performance of 2004's The Bourne Supremacy.

ParaNorman was up a healthy 20 percent and one spot over Monday to take third with $1.75 million. The 3D stop-motion animated film from Focus and animation studio Laika has grossed $17.29 million through five days of release, which is towards the lower end of expectations. ParaNorman is now running just 8 percent behind the $18.71 million five-day start of 2009's Coraline, thanks in part to stronger midweek grosses.

Warner's The Campaign slid one spot to place in fourth with $1.71 million. The R-rated comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis was up 12 percent over Monday and down 50 percent from last Sunday. The Campaign has grossed a solid $54.68 million in twelve days, placing it 27 percent behind the $74.45 million twelve-day gross of 2010's The Other Guys.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green was up 18 percent and one spot over Monday to round out Tuesday's top five with $1.511 million. The family film from Disney outpaced Warner's The Dark Knight Rises by a very slim $7,735 for the day. The Odd Life of Timothy Green has grossed a solid $17.89 million during its first week of release, which was 21 percent softer than the $22.77 million Sony's Hope Springs recently grossed in its first week of release.

The Dark Knight Rises fell one spot to place in sixth with $1.503 million. The blockbuster superhero sequel was up 9 percent over Monday and down 44 percent from last Tuesday. The Dark Knight Rises has grossed $412.67 million through 33 days of release. The film currently ranks in twelfth place on the all-time unadjusted domestic chart and will soon overtake the $415.00 million final gross of Toy Story 3 for eleventh place.

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