The Expendables 2 Opens Solid With The Bourne Legacy And Paranorman Ranking 2nd & 3rd

The Expendables 2 bumped last week's number one film The Bourne Legacy to number two over the weekend. The latest installment of the action pic grossed over $28.7 million in its first roll out, averaging a solid $8,670 screens. Bourne dropped 55% in its second round, while Focus Features' Paranorman rounded out the top three in its initial run.

1. The Expendables 2
Gross: $28,750,000
Screens: $3,316 (PSA: $8,670)
Week: 1

The first round of The Expendables opened with $34,825,135 when it debuted in theaters in August 2010, averaging $10,650 in 3,270 theaters. The second round is decidedly less heavy-hitting in terms of box office, but nevertheless a solid start for the action title starring Sylvester Stallone, who gave the director's chair over to Simon West for the latest installment.

2. The Bourne Legacy
Gross: $17,019,855 (Cume: $69,580,935)
Screens: 3,753 (PSA: $4,535)
Week: 2 (Change - 55%)

The Jeremy Renner starter added just eight theaters in the U.S. and its drop from its first weekend roll out was a fairly acceptable 55%, though the pic landed in the second spot in the overall box office. The Bourne Legacy debuted in 3,745 theaters, averaging $10,752. Internationally, Legacy added five international territories, bringing the title to 18 abroad. it's worldwide gross is now at $97.7 million.

3. Paranorman (3-D, Animation)
Gross: $14,008,498
Screens: 3,429 (PSA: $4,085)
Week: 1

The stop-action animated feature landed in the third place in the overall box office with just over $14 million with a so-so $4,085 average in 3,429 screens. The pic was produced by Coraline creators Laika and their latest effort performed similarly, grossing $16.8 million in a third place bow in February, 2009.

4. The Campaign
Gross: $13,385,000 (Cume: $51,694,000)
Screens: 3,255 (PSA: $4,112)
Week: 2 (Change: - 50%)

The comedy added 50 locations in its second weekend and its 50% drop was in the realm of acceptable. Internationally, The Campaign has added another $2.1 million so far.

5. Sparkle
Gross: $12 million
Screens: 3,255 (PSA: $5,348)
Week: 1

With a $14 million budget, the film had a solid debut, landing in the top five of the overall box office.

6. The Dark Knight Rises
Gross: $11,140,000 (Cume: $409,916,000)
Screens: 3,157 (PSA: $3,529)
Week: 5 (Change: - 41%)

TDKR hit the $400 million milestone on Friday after 29 days of release. Overseas, the pic has grossed nearly $489 million bringing its worldwide total to just under $900 million.

7. The Odd Life of Timothy Green (opened Wednesday)
Gross: $10,909,000 (Cume: $15,187,000)
Screens: 2,598 (PSA: $4,199)
Week: 1

The feature debuted Wednesday in 2,551 theaters with a head-start total of $2.3 million ahead of the weekend. It is the weekend's fourth debut in the top 10.

8. Hope Springs
Gross: $9.1 million (Cume: $35,051,000)
Screens: 2,361 (PSA: $3,854)
Week: 2 (Change: -38%)

The comedy opened in the fourth spot when it debuted in theaters last weekend. The title stayed in the same number of locations, averaging a decent $3,854 vs its $6,607 opener.

9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Gross: $3,850,000 (Cume: $38,762,321)
Screens: 2,737 (PSA: $1,407)
Week: 3 (Change: - 52%)

The title lost 664 locations in its third weekend, averaging $1,407 vs $2,411 in its second round last week when it placed fifth in the overall box office.

10. Total Recall
Gross: $3.5 million (Cume: $51,782,000)
Screens: 2,434 (Average: $1,438)
Week: 3 (Change: - 56%)

This is likely the final weekend for the title in the top ten. Total Recall lost 1,167 screens compared to its second round last week.

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[Sources: Box Office Mojo,]