Box Office: "The Expendables 2" Stays #1, Anti-Obama Film Ends Up #8

Posted Sunday August 26, 2012 5:52 AM GMT

With dismal numbers cranking up the anxiety amongst Tinseltown's top players, "The Expendables 2" is the lone film with double digit earnings at the box office over the weekend of August 17-19, 2012.

The testosterone filled action caper starring Sylvester Stallone , Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Statham pulled in an estimated $3.7 million on Friday and $5.4 million on Saturday with a $13 million projected sophomore weekend total being enough for a second straight first place finish.

Once again settling for runner-up status, "The Bourne Legacy" has maintained its hold on second place - as the latest installment in the Tony Gilroy directed action/adventure franchise scored a $2.7 million Friday and a $4.1 million Saturday which pegs its predicted third weekend earnings at $9.5 million.

Filling out the top five at the box office in forecasted totals are the LAIKA 3D stop-motion comedy thriller "ParaNorman" ($8.7 million)), followed by big-earner "The Dark Knight Rises" ($7.3 million) and the Jennifer Garner helmed Disney tale "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" ($7.2 million).

Also of note, gracing just over 1,000 Stateside screens was the John Sullivan book-based documentary "2016: Obama's America" - which started out strong while ending up in eighth place at weekend's end with a $6.4 million three day take.