The Expendables 2 Holds On Top Of Friday Box Office

By Katey Rich 2012-08-25 09:30:35discussion comments
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This weekend the reigning box office champion The Expendables 2 was looking close to getting pushed out by a documentary that I, here in New York, had never even heard of. But while the polemical documentary 2016: Obama's America is doing much bigger business than most docs, Sylvester Stallone and company are still on top, making $4 million on Friday and setting non track for a $13.5 million opening weekend. Obama's America-- which, as you might be able to guess, is highly critical of the sitting President-- ought to make $4.5 million for the weekend, which is good enough for a spot in the top 10.

As for the rest of the new releases, they're all performing well behind The Expendables 2-- according to THR, Premium Rush is doing the best, with $2 million on Friday and a projected $6 million weekend. Hit and Run, the Dax Shepard-Kristen Bell action comedy that opened on Wednesday, ought to make $5.5 million over the weekend in addition to the approximately $1. 2 million it made throughout the week-- not bad for something from upstart Open Road films. And The Apparition, a low-budget horror movie that's usually catnip this time of year, will stumble the hardest, with $2 million for the entire weekend. Of course, the scathing reviews for that one probably didn't help much.

Let us know in the comments what you're planning to see this weekend, and if any of these movies lived up to your expectations. We'll be back Sunday with a full box office report.
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