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Stallone’s ‘Expendables 2’ ranks No. 1 at box office this weekend



Published: Sun, August 19, 2012 @ 1:57 p.m.

Stallone’s ‘Expendables 2’ ranks No. 1 at box office this weekend

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES

Sylvester Stallone and his beefy buddies have muscled their way to the top of the weekend box office.

Stallone’s action hero roundup “The Expendables 2” debuted at No. 1 with $28.8 million. That’s down from the $34.8 million start for “The Expendables” two years ago.

The Lionsgate sequel elbowed out another action tale as Universal’s “The Bourne Legacy” fell to No. 2 in its second weekend with $17 million.

Three other new wide releases opened to modest business: Focus Features’ animated adventure “ParaNorman” was No. 3 with $14 million; Sony’s music remake “Sparkle,” featuring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston, was No. 5 with $12 million; and Disney’s family fantasy “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” was No. 7 with $10.9 million.


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