Archive for Monday, August 23, 2010

‘Expendables’ stays No. 1 with $16.5M

August 23, 2010


— Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables” fought off an onslaught of newcomers to finish on top of the weekend box office again.

Lionsgate’s “The Expendables” remained No. 1 for a second straight weekend with $16.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Directed by and starring Stallone, the action romp about mercenaries aiming to overthrow a dictator raised its total to $64.9 million.

Five new wide releases debuted to crowd the market, but none managed to pack in huge audiences and knock off “The Expendables.”

Leading the newcomers was 20th Century Fox’s “Twilight” spoof “Vampires Suck” with $12.2 million, raising its total to $18.6 million since it opened Wednesday. The movie mocks the blockbuster franchise with a parody about a moody schoolgirl in a love triangle with a vampire and a werewolf.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood .com. Final figures will be released today.

  1. “The Expendables,” $16.5 million.

  2. “Vampires Suck,” $12.2 million.

  3. “Eat Pray Love,” $12 million.

  4. “Lottery Ticket,” $11.1 million.

  5. “The Other Guys,” $10.1 million.

  6. “Piranha 3D,” $10 million.

  7. “Nanny McPhee Returns,” $8.3 million.

  8. “The Switch,” $8.1 million.

  9. “Inception,” $7.7 million.

  10. “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” $5 million.


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