Monday Box Office Report – Can The Expendables sparkle?

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Senior citizen violence, paranormal entities and a sparkling musical all made debuts this past weekend at the box office, but only one could be king. And when you shove a dazzling singer and a claymated child into a ring with senior citizens that have more human growth hormones in their circulatory system than actual blood, the outcome is going to be pretty clear.Sparkle took the box office by storm, as the soulful musical stylings of Jordin Sparks proved to be just too much and I can’t keep typing this, I’m guffawing my ass off as you read it.

It was The Expendables 2 who reigned supreme, blasting their way to victory with an above average opening weekend gross, proving once again that age ain’t but a thang. Here’s a look at who made what:

  • The Expendables 2 – $28.7 Million
  • The Bourne Legacy – $17 Million
  • ParaNorman – $14 Million
  • The Campaign $13.3 Million
  • Sparkle $12 Million
  • The Dark Knight Rises $11.1 Million
  • The odd life of Timothy Green $10.9 Million
  • Hope Springs $9.1 Million
  • Diary of a wimpy kid: Dog Days $3.8 Million
  • Total Recall $3.5 Million

This past weekend saw Ted, Ice Age and Step Up Revolution bow out of the top ten, while Total Recall continued to bomb so hard, that the resulting effect could only be called JohnCarterian.

Only with much less missed opportunity fallout. Total Recall has so far made $109 million worldwide. The budget alone was $125 million, not counting the advertising either.

Last Updated: August 20, 2012

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  • matthurstrsa

    Has anyone seen Expendables 2? Worth it? I’ll probably go watch it anyway, to get me pumped for gym hey. Naught bru.

    • GarethV

      I saw it yesterday. It’s exactly as you’d expect. So over the top it becomes funny. The actors also don’t take their roles too seriously and make references to the movies each have previously starred in. Good for a laugh but that’s about it.

      • matthurstrsa

        I’m not going for a life changing experience, just a movie you can sit through and go ooh, explosion, aah, dead body. Etc etc. So it sounds perfect then, thanks.

    • Noelle Adams

      I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s the ultimate fan service action movie, with its tongue firmly in cheek.

      • matthurstrsa

        So cool that they understood that its probably impossible to make a “cool” action movie with all those stars, so they just made it a bit silly. Also great that they don’t take themselves too seriously. Definitely watching it on Thursday!

      • Noelle Adams

        Oh, forgot to add that I’ll have my full review up within the next few days.

    • I’m checking it out tomorrow as well. Unfortunately, real life got in the way on Friday.

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