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MOVIEGOERS SPEND ON THE EXPENDABLES, LITTLE ELSE

August 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Reviving the stardom of Sylvester Stallone and reinvigorating the beleaguered Lionsgate studio, The Expendables held on to the box-office lead for the second weekend in a row, earning $16.97 million and bringing its 10-day gross to $65.36 million, according to final figures released on Monday. Five new films that challenged it performed unimpressively, led by 20th Century Fox’s Vampires Suck with $12.20 million, which barely edged out the second week of Sony’s Eat Pray Love with $12.11 million. The box office was virtually flat with the comparable week’s a year ago. The top 12 movies earned $110.27 million versus $111.58 million a year ago, a difference of just 1 percent.


The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date):

1. The Expendables, Lionsgate, $16,968,032, 2 Wks. ($65,357,117); 2. Vampires Suck, 20th Century Fox, $12,202,831, 1 Wks. ($18,566,733 — From Wednesday); 3. Eat Pray Love, Sony, $12,111,162, 2 Wks. ($47,214,078); 4. Lottery Ticket, Warner Bros., $10,652,297, (New); 5. The Other Guys, Sony, $10,163,337, 2 Wks. ($88,253,482); 6. Piranha 3D, Weinstein Co./Miramax/Dimension, $10,106,872, (New); 7. The Switch, Miramax, $8,436,713, (New); 8. Nanny McPhee Returns, Universal, $8,407,685, (New); 9. Inception, Warner Bros., $7,838,179, 6 Wks. ($262,031,594); 10. Scott Pilgrim vs . the World, Universal, $5,201,970, 2 Wks. ($20,898,255).