After holding the #1 position for two weekends in a row (28 million on the first weekend and 13 million on the second weekend) EX2 fell to #3 with a still solid 11 million. I expect EX3 to dominate the box-office two weekends in a row the way THE EXPENDABLES and THE EXPENDABLES 2 did! Now bring on "THE MOTHER OF ALL ACTION MOVIES" with THE EXPENDABLES 3!
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LAST YEAR Fright fans powered the horror film The Possession into the top spot with a solid four-day holiday launch of $21.1M - the second best in history for the Labor Day frame. The action entry Lawless debuted in second place with a mild $12.9M over four days. Final grosses for the new films were $49.1M for Lionsgate and $37.4M for The Weinstein Co. Holdovers rounded out the top five with The Expendables 2 making $11.5M, rival action sequel The Bourne Legacy taking $9.3M and toon hit ParaNorman collecting $9M.