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Expendables 2 holds lead in N. America box office

Published on Aug 27, 2012 6:05 AM
 
A-list action romp The Expendables 2 held onto the top rung of the North American box office for a second weekend, keeping The Bourne Legacy at bay, industry estimates showed on Sunday. -- PHOTO: GOLDEN VILLAGE

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A-list action romp The Expendables 2 held onto the top rung of the North American box office for a second weekend, keeping The Bourne Legacy at bay, industry estimates showed on Sunday.

The Expendables 2, which stars Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jet Li as mercenaries, raked in US$13.5 million (S$16.8 million) a week after its debut, according to movie tracker Exhibitor Relations.

The Bourne Legacy - starring Jeremy Renner as a secret agent threatened by his employers in the latest installment of the popular series that had starred Matt Damon as Jason Bourne - took in US$9.3 million for second place.

Coming in third, also for a second week in a row, was ParaNorman, an animated movie about a boy who can speak with the dead. It earned US$8.5 million in ticket sales.

 
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