Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: August 26, 2012

Published 3 years ago by , Updated August 27th, 2012 at 6:39 am,

Expendables 2 stays number 1 570x308 Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: August 26, 2012

The Expendables 2 will top the box office this weekend, grossing an estimated $13.5 million for an overall of $52.3 million. A final gross of around $75 million seems likely, meaning that it’s going to fall short of the original film’s $103 million domestic gross. International numbers are strong, so there’s a good chance we could see The Expendables 3.

The Bourne Legacy looks set to score $9.3  million, for a $85.5 million total haul. This franchise film looks set to squeak past $100 million at the domestic box office. Is it enough for a sequel? Probably – once international sales and ancillaries are taken into account.

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With $8.5  million over the weekend, ParaNorman ups its cume to over $28 million. It looks like this stop-motion film will have to wait for DVD before it hits profitability.

The Campaign looks like it’s going to have another solid weekend. A $7.4 million weekend take sees the political comedy raise its total to $64.5 million. The film needs to do strong domestic business because the subject won’t travel particularly well.

Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises should gross $7.1 million this weekend, raising its total to $422 million. On the international front, the film has now scored over $500 million, besting The Dark Knight’s total international haul.

The Odd Life Of Timothy Green should bank $7.1 million worth of green for a $27 million total. It’s a decent number for this Disney drama.

Newcomer Premium Rush (read our review) looks set to bank $6.3 million. The film was a test for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s fan base to see if he has what it takes to be a leading man. The results don’t look promising, it appears that fans didn’t rush out to see this. However, he does have Looper coming up…

Barack Obama documentary, 2016 Obama’s America scored an impressive $6.2 million. A good number considering a) it’s a documentary and b) it’s playing on just over 1000 screens.

Meryl Streep’s Hope Springs will raise its total to over $45 million, after grossing $6 million this weekend – a decent number, but it’s nowhere near the number from Streep and director David Frankel’s last pairing, The Devil Wears Prada (which topped out at $124 million). However, it’s a better number than Frankel’s last film, The Big Year. That birdwatching comedy grossed a paltry (poultry?) $7 million during its entire run.

Hit & Run (read our review) and The Apparition (read our review) grossed $4.3 million and $3.8 million, respectively. They’ll be gone next week.

That’s it for now. See you at the movies.


Source: Box Office Mojo

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  1. according to boxofficemojo, hit and run only had a budget of 2 mil, so its already doubled its budget just on opening weekend. though it probably wont do much more than that.

    Man i was hoping Expendables 2 would have a better hold this weekend since it has got a lot better reviews this time around. Though i guess the first one could be seen as an “event film” and thats why it grossed so much. hope we get a sequel.

    and i think TDKR should score at least $450 mil domestically and hopefully it gets near $1 billion worldwide by the end of its run. Though if it doesnt, im sure they will just rerelease it in half a years time like they did with TDK to help it hit the $1 billion mark.

    • same here with TE2. It was definitley better than the first. It deserves more money and hopefully we’ll see TE3.

    • I think it will definitely reach the billion dollar mark on this run, the film will open soon on China, that’s a big market. A great success when you take in account all the bad publicity because of the shooting, and some not so good reviews. In my opinion Dark knight Rises was the best film of the trilogy, audiences seen to at least like it more or at least the same as the Dark Knight back in 2008… Numbers in the total run will prove it.

  2. So…has TDKR opened in Italy and China yet? Those two markets will likely help it get over $1 billion…deservedly so.

    • It opens Monday on China…

  3. I think the main reason why Expendables 2 has grossed less is because it promised just more of the same instead of something different or fresh.

    I agree that TDKR should now gross over a billion, a great achievement especially since its lagging behind TDK’S pace and the fact that it’s not 3D. Don’t completely discount the prospect of a Nolan / Bale 4th installment.

    • Nolan has flat out said he is done with Batman.

  4. i think you forgot to change the pole to rating of premium rush

  5. oh and tdkr makes me also inconfident that we can have even a “great” film. Movie making is incredibly exhausting. I don`t think i`ll waste my money on buying that or even renting on DVD. Anyone see me mention that ed norton did a bad job as a baddie in Bourne?

    none of those numbers up there amaze me.

  6. It shouldnt really count as a test to see if he was a good leading man. I think he can hold his own just fine. I think what scared people away is that its about a bike messenger. Idk. I havent seen the movie yet though.

    • I agree. THe movie looked like garbage to me. And that was my thought exactly, “A BIKE messenger? REALLY?!”

      • To me it sounded like a Disney channel original premise to me. that being said it was solid.

      • From seeing JGL in TDKR i think he can be a great leading man but there is only so much you can do with a bike messenger. I keep thinking of the game Paperboy. That’s how mundane this seems.

      • Now Looper will be a ‘test’ for him. Especially acting opposite one of the best, in my opinion, one of the best action stars in Bruce Willis

      • Guess I’m the only person here who thought Premium Rush had potential…


  8. Saw 2016. This was my second documentary, with Fahrenheit 911 being my first, and I actually liked this film. It’s not going to change anyone’s mind but it does give some insight on why our President is doing some of things he is doing, in the author’s opinion of course.

    • just one thing to that theme -kahless-. i´m from germany but it is also important for the europeans if there is a new president-election in the u.s.a.. so,i hope that you all(u.s. citizen)give obama the chance for four more years.