The Sylvester Stallone’s action-star-studded film “The Expendables” led the box office list for the second weekend Sunday on North America market, crushing five forgettable new films as the summer movie going season started winding down.
According to Liongate distributor, “The Expendables” successfully generated more than $16.5 million throughout United States and Canada during the three days beginning Friday, taking the 10-day tally for the action thriller to $64.9 million.
Sylvester Stallone served as one of the leading actor as well as director and co-writer of the independently produced $85 million project. The movie packed with big names in movie industry, includes California governor and the “Terminator” Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Dolph, and Jet Li, as well as former UFC heavyweight champion Randy couture and WCW/WWF star Steve Austin.
A “Twilight” spoof “Vampires Suck,” which opened at No. 2 with $12.2 million, led the rookie lineup. Also new were: the urban comedy “Lottery Ticket” at No. 4 with $11.1 million, “Piranha 3D” at No. 5 with $10.1 million (tied with “The Other Guys), the Emma Thompson family sequel “Nanny McPhee Returns” at No. 7 with $8.3 million, and the Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy “The Switch” at No. 8 with $8.1 million.