Lionsgate reports that The Expendables 2 opened to an estimated $28.75 million over the weekend, including $10.525 million on Friday and $10.075 million on Saturday. The action sequel opened lower than its predecessor's $34.8 million debut. The Flixster rating sits at 85% from over 40,000 voters, indicating very positive word of mouth among the target crowd. The audience breakdown was 63% male/37% female and 65% aged 25 and older/35% under 25.
Focus Features' ParaNorman grabbed an estimated $14.009 million over the weekend, including $4.56 million on Friday and $5.42 million on Saturday. 80% of over 14,300 Flixster users gave it their seal of approval which indicates mostly solid word of mouth. By comparison, the studio's previous animated outing Coraline opened to $16.85 million in February 2009.
Sony reports that Whitney Houston's final performance in Sparkle drew out her fans to the tune of an estimated $12 million debut. 77% of more than 7,400 users gave the flick their approval.
Following its Wednesday release, Disney estimates that The Odd Life of Timothy Green grossed $10.909 million over the three-day weekend. With $3.4 million on Friday and $4.277 million on Saturday, that brings the estimated total to $15.187 million after five days. The film's early word of mouth seems mostly positive with an "A-" CinemaScore and 75% of more than 12,200 Flixster users giving it their approval. That's down only 3% from the film's score at the time of release. The audience breakdown was 68% female/32% male and 58% over 25/42% aged 25 and under.
Universal estimates that The Bourne Legacy grossed $17 million (-55.4%) in its sophomore frame, including $5.3 million on Friday and $7 million on Saturday. The drop is comparable to The Bourne Supremacy's 54% drop in 2004. The estimated cume for Legacy through Sunday is $69.6 million.
In its second weekend, The Campaign tallied $13.385 million including $4.165 million on Friday and $5.27 million on Saturday. That represents a 50% drop from its debut, on par with Anchorman (-51.3%) and The Other Guys (-51%) while slightly ahead of Talladega Nights (-53%). The comedy's cume is an estimated $51.7 million.
Hope Springs dropped a modest 37.9% this weekend to $9.1 million, bringing its total to an estimated $37.8 million after twelve days.
Lastly, The Dark Knight Rises banked another $11.1 million this weekend with $2.5 million of that coming from IMAX. Christopher Nolan's Batman finale now stands with an estimated domestic tally of $409.9 million. The film passed Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($402.1 million), Spider-Man ($403.7 million) and The Hunger Games ($407.5 million entering the weekend) to become the twelfth highest-grossing film of all time.
Additional reporting by Daniel Garris.