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2 Guns Hits the Bullseye

'Smurfs 2' does not
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 4, 2013 2:35 PM CDT

(Newser) – Despite mediocre reviews, Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington shoot-em-up 2 Guns fired to No. 1 at the box office this weekend, with a $27.4 million US opening, the AP reports. It was a less explosive domestic debut for The Smurfs 2, which earned an underwhelming $18.2 million to take third place. Fortunately for producer Sony Pictures, the international market proved more interested in the '80s throwback, and the film grossed $52.5 million in foreign cinemas, per the Hollywood Reporter.

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Sandwiched in between them at No. 3, was last week's No. 1 The Wolverine, which brought in $21.7 million. Rounding out the Top 5, The Conjuring took No. 4 with $13.6 million, and Despicable Me 2 grossed $10.4 million for No. 5. And at the specialty box office, the much-discussed Bret Easton Ellis-penned The Canyons, starring Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen, failed to live up to the amount of press it received, earning just $15,200. (Read more 2 Guns stories.)

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