Sylvester Stallone's THE EXPENDABLES 2 topped the box office this weekend with an unremarkable $28.75 million over Universal's BOURNE LEGACY in second. The Simon West action sequel to 2010's EXPENDABLES which brings together the world's veteran and new action heroes among others, averaged $8,670 from 3,316 theaters.
Let's break down the film's performance at an ailing box office by day - on Friday the film earned $10.5 million, following that total up with $10.07 million and Sunday's estimate is at $8.15 million .
THE BOURNE SUPREMACY starring Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz added $17.01 million in its sophomore weekend at play. Tony Gilroy-directed film dropped 55%, playing in 3,753 theaters, averaging $4,535 and now has a domestic cume just under $70 million.
Focus Features' animated family comedy/adventure PARANORMAN from Laika (the makers of CORALINE) finished in third position with just over $14 million from 3,429 theaters, at an average of $4,085. Chris Butler and Sam Fell direct the film which features the voice talents of talented Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-PLasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman and Bernard Hill.
In fourth, Warner Bros. Pictures' THE CAMPAIGN team-up of funny-men Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis earned $13.3 million in its second weekend. Pic from helmer Jay Roach averaged $4,112 from 3,255 theaters, and has coined over $51.6 million locally so far.
Sony's SPARKLE drama starring Jordin Sparks, Whitney Huston, Carmen Ejogo, Derek Luke and Mike Epps, ends the top five list this weekend, with an estimated $12 million gross. The Salim Akil film scripted by Mara Brock Akil and Howard Rosenman, averaged $5,348 from 2,244 theaters. Pic almost covered it's $14 million production budget.
This is the first weekend Warner Bros. Pictures' THE DARK KNIGHT RISES has fallen out of the top five spots, now in sixth place with $11.1 million grossed, but crossing the $400 million domestic cume point after just 29 days of release ($409.91 total).
Disney's THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN made its debut on Wednesday and added $10.9 million over the weekend, bringing its N. American gross to over $15.1 million.
Year-to-date revenue is now at $7.22 billion vs. 2011's $6.99 billion, up by 3.28%, while attendance is up by 2.12%.