Box Office: 'The Expendables 2' kicks out the competition, plus a 'Cosmopolis' update
It was a strong weekend for action-adventure, because Jeremy Renner's "The Bourne Legacy" pulled in at the No. 2 spot, adding $17 million this weekend to bring the total to $69.5 million in its first two weeks.
Those two films were always strong contenders, though. The real question this weekend was about "Cosmopolis," Robert Pattinson's first film to open since his highly publicized split from Kristen Stewart.
In a rare interview on Monday, Pattinson joked to Jon Stewart that he hoped the film would beat "The Dark Knight's" opening numbers.
Considering "Cosmopolis" only opened in 6 theaters, that would have been a feat. Ultimately, it was hard to get people to see the film at all, likely due to the vague, confusing premise of the film. Its limited release brought in just $72,327 according to the Los Angeles Times, for only $24,109 per theater Not quite what Pattinson is used to.
The full Top 10 is below, with weekend earnings followed by total earnings.
1 The Expendables 2 - $28,750,000 - $28,750,000
2 The Bourne Legacy - $17,020,000 - $69,581,000
3 ParaNorman - $14,008,000 - $14,008,000
4 The Campaign - $13,385,000 - $51,694,000
5 Sparkle - $12,000,000 - $12,000,000
6 The Dark Knight Rises - $11,140,000 - $409,916,000
7 The Odd Life of Timothy Green - $10,909,000 - $15,187,000
8 Hope Springs - $9,100,000 - $35,051,000
9 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days - $3,850,000 - $38,762,000
10 Total Recall - $3,500,000 - $51,782,000