Weekend Box Office: Stallone Still Sly!
Moviegoers were in the mood for some action this weekend and theaters had exactly that to offer. “The Expendables 2″ and “Bourne Legacy” are totally different in tone and style but they are both action-packed. Would moviegoers choose the “new” Bourne or the “old” Stallone? Check out the Weekend Box Office report.
The Expendables 2
It's essentially a B-movie starring former A-listers but folks have enjoyed the second installment of the "The Expendables." Sylvester Stallone has proved he can still top the box office in his advanced years. Sly stars in and co-wrote the picture. $28 million in it's opening week is solid considering how many choices moviegoers had this weekend, but it's less than the $34 million the first film took in on it's debut.
The Bourne Legacy
"Bourne" made half as much at the box office as it did in it's previous week. Competing with another action flick (Expendables 2) probably hurt both films haul this weekend, but "Bourne" has a chance to make $100 million.
"ParaNorman" was the most critically acclaimed release of the week, but $14,000,000 is a horrific opening for a stop-motion animated film that cost a scary sum to produce.
In fourth place after taking a big drop this week is "The Campaign." It's not the smash hit Will Ferrel and Zach Galifianakis had hoped for, but it's also not the miserable bomb "The Watch" proved to be.
"Sparkle" opened with $12 million and that has to be good news for producers. Among others, the film stars the late Whitney Houston who has received some positive reviews for her performance.