'The Expendables 2' tops box office for second week with $13.5 million
Audiences were not impressed by the newest films to hit theaters and instead chose to see a few previously released films this weekend, leading "The Expendables 2" to hold on to the top spot in its second weekend at the box office.
The action film starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis, landed in the No. 1 spot for the weekend with $13.5 million.
The new sum raises the domestic total of "The Expendables 2" to $52.3 million, according to The Associated Press.
The movie also stars Liam Hemsworth, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
The film sees the team of mercenaries embarking on a quest for revenge after one of them is murdered. The movie marks the official acting return of Schwarzenegger, who reprises his unaccredited role of Trench from the first 2010 film, as well as Norris' first feature film in six years. Stallone co-wrote the script.
In second place is the spy thriller "The Bourne Legacy" with $9.3 million. The film, which features Jeremy Renner taking the lead over Matt Damon, has earned $85.5 million domestically after three weeks at the box office.
The stop-motion comedy "ParaNorman" came in third place in its second week of release at the box office and earned an estimated $8.5 million. The movie is a comedy about a boy leading the fight against zombies that rise from the grave and features the voices of Anna Kendrick and "Superbad" actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
"The Campaign" held on to the fourth spot with $7.4 million. The Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis political comedy has earned $64.5 million in its three weeks in theaters.
Wrapping up the top five films at the box office is "The Dark Knight Rises" with $7.2 million. The final film in the Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale Batman trilogy has earned $422.1 million domestically since its release six weeks ago on July 20.
While this weekend was weak for feature films, a political documentary had strong box office business. "2016: Obama's America," an anti-Obama documentary which features a critique on what the country would look like four years in the future if President Obama is re-elected, earned $6.2 million in its nation-wide release to land in eighth place at the box office.
The film nearly matched the $6.3 million made by the No. 7 film on the list, "Premium Rush," a bicycle action film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
"2016: Obama's America" initially hit theaters in limited release in mid-July and eventually expanded to 1,091 theaters, according to the wire service. The documentary is based on the book "The Roots of Obama's Rage," written by Dinesh D'Souza and has made $9.1 million domestically so far.