The Expendables 2 topped the box office for the second weekend with $13.5 million grossed from 3,355 theaters, at an average $4,035, brining its domestic cume past the $50 million mark with over $52.3 million earned. The Simon West film grossed $3.85 million on Friday, followed by a Saturday pull of $5.6 million and Sunday estimated coin of $4.05 million. Starring are Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Randy Couture, Terry Crewes, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jean-Claude Van Damme among others.
In second place, Universal's Bourne Legacy held its position from last week, grossing $9.28 million from 3,654 runs. Pic showed a 46% change in its third weekend at play and closes in on the $100 million mark with a $85.4 million N. American cume. Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Joan Allen, Albert Finney, Scott Glenn and David Strathairn star.
Focus Features' third-place animated family adventure/comedy ParaNorman, featuring the voice talents of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Casey Affleck, managed $8.54 million from 3,455 theaters, showing a 39% change in its sophomore weekend at the box office. Pic has made over $28.27 million.
Fourth and fifth place belongs to Warner Bros. Pictures The Campaign with $7.4 million and $7.15 million respectively. The Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis comedy's made $64.5 million while Rising's domestic cume is at a big $422.1 million.
Newcomer Premium Rush starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon and Dania Ramirez found mediocre interest with just $6.3 million posted from 2,255 theaters, barely ahead of Rocky Mountain Pictures' documentary 2016: Obama's America, which impressed on Friday with a strong post. Those films finished in seventh and eighth place ahead of sixth placed Disney family drama The Odd Life of Timothy Green with $7.12 million grossed.
Sony's Hope Springs comedy starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell, ended in ninth place with $6.3 million. Total earned thus far for the David Frankel film is around $45 million.
Other opener Hit and Run from Open Road Films made poor money from its wide 2,870 release, earning a mere $4.6 million over the weekend after opening on Wednesday. Pic's total is $5.8 million with Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper in starring roles.
Warner Bros. Pictures' The Apparition horror helmed and scripted by Todd Lincoln, and starring Twilight's Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan and Tom Felton, should move to home video quickly with a paltry $2.95 million grossed from 810 moderate runs.
Of the indie openers, most-impressive were IFC's Sleepwalk with Me with $77,400 from a single venue, and Oscilloscope Laboratories' Samsara documentary, which made $75,000 from 2 theaters.
The year-to-date revenue is now at $7.43 billion vs. last year's $7.13 billion, up by 4.21%, while attendance is up by 3.05%.