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THE EXPENDABLES LIKELY TO BE JUST THAT THIS WEEKEND

August 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Those ancient action warriors, collectively known as The Expendables, make their third appearance on the big screen this weekend, and most box-office pundits figure that the public has had enough of them already. Most figure that The Expendables 3 will earn no more than $15-20 million and will be beaten by the second week of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which they anticipate will earn around $25-30 million. (It remains to be seen whether the print of The Expendables 3 that was leaked online earlier this week — and downloaded over 2 million times — will cut into ticket sales significantly.) Also debuting this week is The Giver, based on a popular young-adult novel. It has been receiving terrible reviews and will likely wind up with only around $10-15 million. Finally the R-rated comedy Let’s Be Cops, which opened on Wednesday, is also expected to open at around $10-15 million.