'The Expendables 2' tops weekend box office with $28.8 million
The man power in "The Expendables 2" was able to beat the "Bourne" franchise at the box office.
The film, which stars action legends like Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis, landed at the top of the box office in its debut with $28.8 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.
Although the sequel's opening was strong, it fell behind the first film's $34.8 million opening two years ago.
"The Bourne Legacy," which was No. 1 last week, fell to second place with an estimated $17 million. The movie's two-week domestic total now stands at $69.6 million.
"ParaNorman," the new animated comedy about a boy leading the fight against zombies that rise from the grave, came in third place with $14 million. The movie features the voices of Anna Kendrick and "Superbad" actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
The comedy "The Campaign" was still able to draw an audience in its second weekend at the box office. The Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis political comedy made $13.4 million over the weekend to land in fourth place, raising its domestic total to $51.6 million.
In fifth place is the musical drama remake "Sparkle" with $12 million. The movie marked the film debut of "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks and the final film of singer Whitney Houston.
The movie was a remake of the 1976 movie of the same name. It follows three sisters, played by Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter, who form a successful singing group and are subsequently forced to deal with the fallout of fame and drugs. Houston plays their mother.
Check out the trailers for "The Expendables 2," "The Bourne Legacy" and "Sparkle" below.