"The Expendables 2" may have pushed "The Bourne Legacy" out of the top spot for Friday, but the action-packed sequel is behind its 2010 installment at the box office, according to THR.
"The Expendables 2" -- starring action superstars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others -- took in $10.5 million Friday, putting it on track for about a $27 million opening weekend. (In comparison, the first film brought in $34.8 million during its opening weekend.)
Meanwhile, Jeremy Renner's "The Bourne Legacy," which won last week's box office with $40.3 million, took in $5.3 million and is expected to bring in $16.5 million to $17 million for the weekend.
Kid-friendly "Paranormal" is in a dead heat for the No. 3 spot with "Sparkle," Whitney Houston's last film. They brought in $4.59 million and $4.55 million, respectively, while the Will Ferrell-Zach Galifianakis comedy "The Campaign" saw $4.2 million. "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" rounded out the top 5 with $3.5 million on Friday.
Though "The Expendables 2" only just opened -- and so far it's not on track to exceed the first film -- producer Avi Lerner has already been talking about the possibility of a third installment.
“We’ve approached Clint Eastwood to be one of the guys, we’ve got a character in mind for him," Lerner told Total Film. "We’re talking to Harrison Ford. [And we want] Wesley Snipes when he comes back from prison. I’ll give you one more name, we’ve got Nicolas Cage to play [one of the characters]."
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