More Urgency For ‘The Expendables 2’ Over ‘Premium Rush’ At Box Office

This weekend, Premium Rush opened in theaters starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film is about a bike messenger in the Big Apple that picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city. Although he has become more popular thanks to Inception and The Dark Knight Rises, it seems as though he’s can’t pull in the crowd for his own movie just yet. Despite good ratings for the film, it came in 7th at the box office in this its opening weekend, bringing in only an estimated $6.3 million.

Taking the top spot once again was the action-star-studded sequel, The Expendables 2, which brought in an estimated $13.5 million, bringing it’s total to $52.4 million.

Also opening this weekend was 2016: Obama’s America, a documentary that examines the question, “If Barack Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?” The film brought in an estimated $6.2 million and is expected to become the most successful conservative documentary to date.

Did you see any of these films this weekend? Share your thoughts on them below if you did.

  • 1. The Expendables 2: $13,500,000 ($52,313,944 total)
  • 2. The Bourne Legacy: $9,281,000 ($85,467,215 total)
  • 3. ParaNorman: $8,545,883 ($28,168,172 total)
  • 4. The Campaign: $7,440,000 ($64,543,172 total)
  • 5. The Dark Knight Rises: $7,155,000 ($422,187,901 total)
  • 6. The Odd Life of Timothy Green: $7,125,000 ($27,079,490 total)
  • 7. Premium Rush: $6,300,000 (opening)
  • 8. 2016: Obama’s America: $6,237,517 ($9,075,393 total)
  • 9. Hope Springs (2012): $6,000,000 ($45,081,464 total)
  • 10. Hit and Run: $4,675,026 ($5,868,060 total)