Weekend Box Office: "Premium Rush" Crashes, Anti-Obama Movie Burns (As In, It Was on Fire) - NBC4 Washington

Weekend Box Office: "Premium Rush" Crashes, Anti-Obama Movie Burns (As In, It Was on Fire)

"The Expendables 2" No. 1 again as new films, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt bike flick, struggle in late summer.



    "The Expendables 2" did its best impression of "The Help," repeating as No. 1 at the weak, late-summer box office.

    Neither Joseph Gordon-Levitt's bike-messenger thriller "Premium Rush" nor Dax Shepard's and Kristen Bell's heist comedy "Hit and Run," the weekend's major new films, made a dent.

    The Ashley Greene paranormal horror flick, "The Apparition," looked pretty ghost-like itself in failing to crack the Top 10.

    "2016: Obama's America," the not-exactly admiring documentary about President Barack Obama, went wide in time for the Republican convention, and--voila!--put up the best theater-for-theater performance of any of the big films.

    "Expendables 2" Trailer Loaded With Even More Old Guys Than Before

    [NATL] "The Expendables 2"
    Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Yu Nan blow stuff up and try to put a lid on six-pounds of weapons-grade plutonium. Opens Aug. 17.
    (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

    Here's a complete look at the weekend's top movies, per Friday-Sunday domestic estimates as reported by the studios and Exhibitor Relations:

    "The Expendables 2" - $13.5 million, "The Bourne Legacy" - $9.3 million, "ParaNorman" - $8.5 million, "The Campaign" - $7.4 million, "The Dark Knight Rises" - $7.2 million, "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" - $7.1 million, "Premium Rush" - $6.3 million, "2016: Obama's America" - $6.2 million, "Hope Springs" - $6 million, "Hit and Run" - $4.7 million.