Sylvester Stallone’s posse of action stars fought their way up the top spot of this weekend’s box office. “Expendables 2”, a Lionsgate and Millennium Films Production, is the much-awaited sequel to 2010’s “The Expendables”. They premiered at $28.8 million in sales this week; earning lower than the first movie, which premiered at $34.8 million on their first weekend back in 2010.
This sequel is a pumped up version of the first movie. Adding to the action-filled movie were Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and newbie Liam Hemsworth. The old lineup of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Bruce Willis, Jet Li and Dolph Lundgren reprised their roles in the movie. Before the movie came out, a number of people from all over the world had already been talking about the movie considering it was loaded with the most famous action stars of all-time.
At the box office’s second spot is another sequel to a film series produced by Universal. It is the fourth installment to the Bourne film series, “The Bourne Legacy”. They earned $17 million during this weekend’s box office. Coming in at third is Focus Features’ animated film, “ParaNorman”, which earned $14 million. Warner Bros.’ political comedy, “The Campaign”, starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, finished at No. 4 with $13.4 million.
The remake of the 1976 movie “Sparkle” was able to gain the fifth spot at the box office with $12 million. This is the last movie of the late Whitney Houston, which also stars American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, Mike Epps, Cee Lo Green, and Derek Luke. The movie is about three sisters from Detroit who formed a singing group during the Motown era. Houston played the role of their mother.