Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: August 26, 2012

Our box office report for the weekend of August 24th, 2012 features new releases 'Hit & Run,' 'Premium Rush,' and 'The Apparition,' and holdover hit 'The Expendables 2'.

Expendables 2 stays number 1

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.

Bourne Legacy stays in second

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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