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'Expendables' Hold Out, 'Piranha' Flounders

Last weekend's number one film, The Expendables, held onto the top box office slot for another weekend, dropping 52.6% for $16.5 million.  After two weeks in release, the Sylvester Stallone film has grossed just under $65 million, showing that Stallone still has legs.

Second place went to newcomer Vampires Suck.  The parody of the Twilight series opened with $12.2 million.   With a modest production budget of $20 million, even considering how quickly these films tend to decline at the box office, the film should be able to turn a nice profit once international grosses and home video are taken into consideration.

In third place is last weekend's number 2 picture, Eat Pray Love.  The Julia Roberts film dropped 48% and added $12 million to its total, bringing its total tally to $47.1 million in ten days.

Another low budget new film landed in fourth place, Lottery Ticket.  The film played well to an underserved audience and brought in a strong $11.1 million for Warner Bros.

Will Ferrel and Mark Wahlberg's The Other Guys fell from third place to fifth, bringing in $10.1 million in its third weekend.  The film has grossed $88.2 million to date.

Falling outside the top five were three other new openers, all with disappointing grosses.  Piranha 3D brought in $10 million, Nanny McPhee Returns brought in $8.3 million and The Switch brought in $8.1 million.

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With the top grossing film from the weekend only bringing in $16.5M it seems like the box offices weren't all that busy this weekend. Wonder if this is because school started in the US last week and in Canada everyone is back to school shopping?

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoneTyne

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