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August 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s going to be a weekend to inspire Old Guys Who Work Out. That’s the prediction of box-office gurus, who figure that The Expendables, starring a group of expended action stars who still sport awesome biceps, will bash all other comers this weekend (and no doubt prompt an online campaign urging that its director and headliner, Sylvester Stallone, host Saturday Night Live.) They’re predicting that the movie will earn around $35-40 million, mostly from young men. Some of their dates, they say, may choose to separate and take in the widely labeled chick flick Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts, which is expected to open with about $20-25 million. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World arrives as the odd man out among the newcomers, destined to open with only about $15-20 million, although it’s the only one among the three new films garnering mostly decent reviews.
The Expendables shoved aside the competition on Friday as it raced to the top of the box office with an estimated $13.5 million on its opening day. But Eat Pray Love also made a better-than-expected showing on its first day with about $9 million. Last week’s champ, The Other Guys, fell to third place with $5.7 million. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World took fourth place with $4.7 million while Inception remained in the top five with $3.4 million.