WEEKEND BOX OFFICE RESULTS 08/26/12: Lionsgate action thriller The Expendables 2, starring Sylvester Stallone, Terry Crews and Dolph Lundgren, lead a weak weekend box office with $13.5 million and a for a 10-day domestic cume of $52.3 million. This was the lowest-grossing #1 movie so far this year for the weekend. Universal’s spy thriller The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, took the No. 2 spot with $9.3 million, while Focus Features’ ParaNorman take the third spot with $8.6 million followed by Warner Bros’ political comedy The Campaign in fourth place with $7.4 million.
Warner Bros. Batman flick The Dark Knight Rises holds on to fifth place with $7.2 million, followed by Jennifer Garner’s The Odd Life of Timothy Green in sixth place with $7.2 million. Sony Pictures’ new Joseph Gordon-Levitt action thriller Premium Rush, which centers on a New York City bicycle messenger (Gordon-Levitt) who is pursued throughout the city by a dirty cop, played by Michael Shannon, came in No. 8, opening to a muted $6.3 million.
Rocky Mountain Pictures and Dinesh D’Souza’s anti-Obama documentary 2016 Obama’s America in eighth place with a surprising $6.2 million. The anti-Obama film, which opened last month in only a few theaters, has a domestic cume of $9.2 million, making it the highest grossing documentary in 2012. Let’s not ignore the fact that in 2016, according to the right-wing film, slavery would be legal again. Whitney Houston’s last film, Sparkle, tumbles big to 11th place with a meager $4.2 million and a total haul of $18.9 million. The film was also produced by megachurch pastor T. D. Jakes.
Weekend Box Office Results Aug. 26, 2012:
1. The Expendables 2 $13.5 million
2. The Bourne Legacy $9.3 million
3. ParaNorman $8.5 million
4. The Campaign $7.4 million
5. The Dark Knight Rises $7.2 million
6. The Odd Life of Timothy Green $7.1 million
7. Premium Rush $6.3 million
8. 2016 Obama’s America $6.2 million
9. Hope Springs $6.0 million
10. Hit and Run $5 million