Although it didn’t quite make as much money as predicted, Lionsgate’s The Expendables 2 still won the weekend box office, earning $28.75 million in North America (not the $30-35 million expected). That was enough to knock Universal Pictures’ The Bourne Legacy from No. 1 to No. 2, with $17 million.
Another new contender, the LAIKA/Focus Features stop-motion ParaNorman, came in third with $14 million, followed closely by Warner Bros.’ comedy The Campaign, which made a little more than $13 million. The Dark Knight Rises landed in the sixth spot, raking in an additional $11 million to bring its worldwide total to $897.7 million.
This week will see Joseph Gordon-Levitt competing with himself as his bike messenger action flick Premium Rush drops. The Ashley Greene/Tom Felton horror movie The Apparition and the action comedy Hit and Run, starring Dax Shepard, Bradley Cooper and Kristen Bell, will also open.