Expendables 2 Limps Into 1st

Whitney Houston's last movie, 'Sparkle,' takes fifth
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2012 4:09 PM CDT
This film image released by Lionsgate shows, from left, Yu Nan, Terry Crews, Sylvester Stallone, Randy Couture, and Dolph Lundgren in a scene from "Expendables 2."   (AP photo)

(Newser) – Seems Americans aren’t beating the heat in the cool refuge of movie theaters. Expendables 2 hobbled to No. 1 this weekend with $28.8 million, $6 million behind The Expendables' debut, despite having some extra star power (Liam Hemsworth and Chuck Norris are among the "newbies"). Bourne Legacy slid to second ($17 million), while ParaNorman took third ($14 million) and The Campaign fourth ($13.4 million). Whitney Houston's last movie, the musical drama Sparkle, came in fifth on the low side of expectations ($12 million), says The Hollywood Reporter.

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