Mania Box Office Report: Robin Falls (Mania.com)

By:News Desk
Date: Sunday, August 26, 2012
Source: Box Office Mojo

The Expendables 2 repeated in first place on what was easily the lowest-grossing weekend of 2012 so far: the Top 12 added up to an estimated $83.4 million, or 11 percent less than the previous low (Feb. 3-5). While the end of August is generally a slow time for movie-going, it was exacerbated this year by a middling set of holdovers and an even worse group of new releases (Premium Rush, Hit and Run and The Apparition) that couldn't even break $7 million. One interesting area, at least, was the performance of 2016 Obama's America, which is already the highest-grossing conservative documentary ever.

The Expendables 2 fell 53 percent to an estimated $13.5 million this weekend. That drop is slightly steeper than that of the first Expendables (51 percent), and its $52.3 million 10-day total noticeably trails that movie's $65.4 million.

Holding on to second place, The Bourne Legacy dropped 46 percent to an estimated $9.3 million. Through 17 days, the spin-off/reboot has earned $85.5 million, and at this rate has zero chance of matching previous series low The Bourne Identity's $121.7 million total.

In its second weekend, ParaNorman eased 39 percent to an estimated $8.55 million. That's a nice hold, even if it isn't quite as strong as Coraline (12 percent dip). The stop-motion animation flick's total reached $28.3 million.

Will Ferrell-Zach Galifianakis political comedy The Campaign dipped 43 percent to an estimated $7.44 million in its third outing for a total of $64.5 million (on the low-end for Ferrell movies at this point). The Dark Knight Rises rounded out the Top Five with $7.16 million, which is off 35 percent from last weekend. The conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy has now made $422.2 million at the domestic box office, which is good for 11th on the all-time chart.

 
Rank
 
Movie
 
Weekend
 
Theaters
 
Average
 
Total
 
Budget
1
Expendables 2
 
$13,500,000
3,355
$4,024
$52,314,000
$100
2
Bourne Legacy
 
$9,300,000
3,654
$2,545
$85,500,000
$125
3
ParaNorman
 
$8,546,000
3,455
$2,474
$28,274,000
-
4
The Campaign
 
$7,440,000
3,302
$2,253
$64,543,000
-
5
The Dark Knight Rises
 
$7,150,000
2,606
$2,744
$422,188,000
$250
6
Odd Life of Timothy Green
 
$7,125,000
2,598
$2,742
$27,080,000
-
7
Premium Rush
 
$6,300,000
2,255
$2,794
$6,300,000
$35
8
2016 Obama’s America
 
$6,238,000
1,091
$5,718
$9,075,000
-
9
Hope Springs
 
$6,000,000
2,402
$2,498
$45,000,000
-
10
Hit and Run
 
$4,675,000
2,870
$1,629
$5,868,000
$2

This week the genre fairy deals us another early horror film in preparation for Halloween, The Possession (see trailer below). It looks for more appealing than the out of nowhere Lawless starring Shia LaBeouf. Honestly, where did this movie come from? I went to the theater all summer and only caught a TV Spot for this one in a bar. The bright side is that it does star Bane himself, Tom Hardy. 
 

 



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