August 28, 2012 by Vinnie Leduc
After flexing its muscle in its opening win the previous weekend, the sequel serving of aging-but-still-raging action stars, Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables 2, laid the smack down on another batch of young’ns at the domestic box office last weekend. Of the three new releases, only Premium Rush and Hit and Run managed to crack the top 10, at 8th and 10th place, respectively. The Apparition disappeared into a 12th place debut. The domestic box office overall was the lowest grossing one of the year so far. Looks like summer is officially over.
The Dark Knight Rises climbed back into the top five after falling out of it for the first time last week. The finale to Christopher Nolan’s Batman reboot trilogy is now the 10th highest grossing movie of all time at the domestic box office, and it will definitely move up one more space, maybe even a few.
Here were the top five via BOM:
- The Expendables 2 — Weekend Gross: $13.4 million — Total Gross: $52.2 million (#1 last week)
- The Bourne Legacy — Weekend Gross: $9.3 million — Total Gross: $85.5 million (#2 last week)
- ParaNorman — Weekend Gross: $8.6 million — Total Gross: $28.3 million (#3 last week)
- The Campaign — Weekend Gross: $7.5 million — Total Gross: $64.6 million (#4 last week)
- The Dark Knight Rises — Weekend Gross: $7.2 million — Total Gross: $422.3 million (#6 last week)