Daily Archives: August 19, 2012
Underwhelming. That’s the only word to describe the weekend box office results. Four new films, none of which made a significant impact on audiences. Here’s what went down.
The action extravaganza The Expendables 2 debut in first place as predicted, but could only muster up $28 million, less than the original’s $34 million debut. That’s never a good sign for a franchise – studios always want to see the numbers go up for a new instalment. A little food for thought – though the picture added Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris to the action ensemble, name the last time they had a new release in theatres. I’ll wait.
Can’t do? Neither can. Suffice to say, their presence did nothing to increase interest in The Expendables 2. It’s not out of the question the film could cross the $100 million, but it will certainly have a tougher road ahead of it.
Find out how the rest of the weekend turned out after the jump!:
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