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The Expendables Tops the Box Office

Written on August 23, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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The Expendables thought that they are disposable, but they were wrong. "Given all that competition in the marketplace, I don't think there was any guarantee we would hold this strong, but we did." - David Spitz, Distribution Head of Lionsgate

It was a fight for Silvester Stallone’s “The Expendables” as they top an attack of newcomers for the weekend box office the second time. The Lionsgate movie remained number one for two consecutive weeks with $ 16.5 million income. The film was directed and starred by Stallone, and it is all about the mercenaries that aims to overthrow a dictator. The Expendables raised a total of $ 64.9 million this weekend. According to Hollywood.com, revenues this weekend is now a total of $ 125 million, just 1.7 percent lower than the same time last year.

The estimated sales for Friday until Sunday at US and Canadian theaters are posted below.

1. “The Expendables,” $16.5 million.
2. “Vampires Suck,” $12.2 million.
3. “Eat Pray Love,” $12 million.
4. “Lottery Ticket,” $11.1 million.
5. “The Other Guys,” $10.1 million.
6. “Piranha 3D,” $10 million.
7. “Nanny McPhee Returns,” $8.3 million.
8. “The Switch,” $8.1 million.
9. “Inception,” $7.7 million.
10. “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” $5 million.

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