Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
24 December 2014
Andy Serkis Takes Us Inside The Imaginarium
The actor-director gives us a tour of his state-of-the-art studio
Sony To Release The Interview After All
Update: US cinemas get limited roll-out
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
04 April 2014
Latest Trailer For The Expendables 3 Hits
One last ride?
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Expendables 2 (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Expendables 2 Still Rules US Box Office
Premium Rush hits a roadblock

26 August 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

submit to reddit

Expendables 2 Still Rules US Box Office

Next weekend is when summer officially finishes across the pond, particularly in movie-going terms. But this weekend’s box office was so slow, it was almost as if it had decided to crawl to a halt early. The Expendables 2 got an easy win with a paltry $13.5 million to top the charts for a second weekend, while several new arrivals flopped and some failed to even crack the top 10 (yes, horror movie The Apparition, launching in limited release, we’re looking at you).

The rest of the top five stayed almost identical, with The Bourne Legacy holding on to second place with $9.3 million, ParaNorman staying in third with $8.5 million and The Campaign sitting at fourth with $7.4 million. The Dark Knight Rises jumped back up one place to take fifth place, earning $7.2 million.

Sixth place was nabbed by The Odd Life Of Timothy Green, which also hopped back up a spot, likely on the strength of people taking their kids to see it to find out if it made them cry. It earned $7.1 million, beating out new release Premium Rush. The David Koepp co-written and directed, Joseph Gordon-Levitt-starring bike thriller only made $6.3 million for a seventh-place launch. That put it just ahead of anti-President Obama argumentary 2016: Obama’s America, which expanded and surprised prognosticators by jumping into the top 10 at eighth place with $6.2 million.

Hope Springs slipped to ninth with $6 million while new Dax Shepard comedy Hit And Run just made it into the charts with $4.6 million for 10th place.

To get a flat tyre while looking at the full chart figures, head to Box Office Mojo.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Star Wars 3D Releases Continue
Clones & Sith hit Sep and Oct 2013
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!

Your Comments

Sly Luck
That's a bit of luck for, Sly. Every time he had a minor hit in the 90s, something huge would come along and knock him off the top after one week. So he never had a big run of success like he did in his 80s heyday. Looking good for Expendables 3. More

Posted by BenTramer at 08:34 on 27 August 2012 | Report This Post

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The biggest, best, brightest and sometimes weirdest films of the coming year

James Cameron Talks Tech, Terminators and Avatar Sequels
An extended version of our interview from our Peter Jackson guest-edited issue

Empire's Three Favourite Scenes Of 2014
A hat-trick of moneyshots from the last 12 months

The 32 Funniest Movie Moments Of The Year
2014's side-splittingest scenes

The 10 Best Games Of The Year
2014's top pixel-pushers duke it out for the number one slot

Dan Stevens: The Breakout Star Of 2014
We congratulate The Guest star on his year to remember

The 15 Most Memorable Character Deaths Of The Year
2014’s RIP honour roll

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)