ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
August 20, 2012 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter

All-star action romp "The Expendables 2" opened on top at the North American box office this week, pushing another sequel, "The Bourne Legacy," off the summit, industry estimates showed Sunday.

The Sylvester Stallone thriller, which also features Jason Stratham and Jet Li as part of a team of mercenaries, raked in $28.8 million during its first Friday through Sunday run, according to movie tracker Exhibitor Relations.

"The Bourne Legacy" -- starring Jeremy Renner as a secret agent threatened by his employers in a spin-off of the popular series of films that had starred Matt Damon as Jason Bourne -- took in $17 million.

That kept it ahead of another new release, "ParaNorman," an animated movie about a boy who can speak with the dead, set to earn $14 million in ticket sales.

Political spoof "The Campaign," starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, fell to fourth place, with box office receipts of $13.4 million, while Jordin Sparks-vehicle "Sparkle" -- a Motown-style musical set in the 1960s -- opened in fifth place, with $12 million.

"The Dark Knight Rises," the latest Batman installment, slipped to sixth place, earning $11.1 million, just barely ahead of quirky fantasy-comedy "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," which was the final new release to make this week's top ten ($10.9 million).

Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones's romantic comedy "Hope Springs," about a married couple trying to get back their spark, was in eighth place ($9.1 million).

And rounding out the top ten, well behind the others, were teen comedy "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" ($3.9 million) and science-fiction action remake "Total Recall" ($3.5 million).

AFP

YOU'RE MINE


PREVIOUS STORY
Beyonce's UN video prompts humanitarian outpouring
NEXT STORY
'Top Gun' director Tony Scott commits suicide

Bookmark and Share
   




FIJI NEWS
Aussie actress weds in Turtle IslandOne of Australia's favourite small-screen actresses reportedly tied the knot in Fiji early this month.
SPORTS
Rifle Range qualifies for first Sangam finalRifle Range of Lautoka will be making its first apperance in the Sangam Inter District Championship (IDC) later this afternoon after beating Malolo 4-3 in the penalty shooutout of the second semifinal.
LIFESTYLE/FASHION
Blake chase Ms World for FijiMiss World Fiji Director Andhy Blake is adamant to select the best contestants with a view to win Fiji the coveted Miss World crown.
CELEBRITY
Farhan, Deepika scoop top awardsLegendary athlete Milkha Singh's biopic 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' was the biggest winner during the 59th Filmfare awards in India this morning.
OFFBEAT
Mercury 'took Princess Diana to gay barQueen singer Freddie Mercury disguised the late Princess Diana as a male model and smuggled her into a notorious gay bar, according to a memoir serialised in Britain's Sunday Times.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS