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Anti-Obama doc highlights weak Hollywood newcomers

2016: Obama's America

Hollywood may have run out of summer hits, but an anti-Obama documentary is helping to fill the gap. Holdover movies easily topped the weekend box office again, led by Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables 2" at No. 1 for the second-straight weekend with $13.5 million. The weekend's new wide releases were overshadowed by "2016: Obama's America," which expanded from limited to nationwide release and took in $6.2 million to finish at No. 8.


ArtsBeat: 'The Expendables 2' Proves Weaker Than the Original

The Expendables 2

Like their muscles, the box-office drawing power of Sylvester Stallone and his action-hero cohorts appears to be atrophying with age: “The Expendables 2,” with Mr. Stallone and a muscular ensemble, was the No. 1 movie in North America over the weekend. But its estimated $28.8 million in ticket sales was 21 percent lower than its series predecessor’s opening-weekend total, after accounting for inflation. Millennium Films spent about $90 million to make “The Expendables 2,” which was distributed by Lionsgate.


Box Office Report: 'Expendables 2' Tops Friday With $10.5 Mil, But Trails 2010 Film

The Expendables 2

Action extravaganza The Expendables easily topped the Friday box office, but overall moviegoing remained on the softer side as the sequel found itself trailing the original 2010 film. Expendables 2, from Lionsgate and Millennium Films, grossed $10.5 million for a projected weekend opening in the $27 million to $28 million range. On the same weekend two years ago, Expendables grossed $13.3 million on its first Friday for a $34.8 million opening.


Trailer: Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Back in 'The Last Stand'

The Last Stand

After doing time in Sacramento, California as the state's governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger is back to doing movies. We can see him in an extended cameo in The Expendables 2 that's opening this week.


Will Jet Li Get Sliced in Two by Van Damme's Split in "Expendables 2?"

Jet Li in "The Expendables 2"

In the official synopsis from Lionsgate for “The Expendables 2,” a member of the team will die horribly during one of their missions and forces the remaining members to avenge his death. Most people, including me, are guessing that it’s Jet Li’s character Yin Yang. His role in the second film is small. He’s barely seen in the trailer, and he only shot for two weeks while the rest of the crew were in China. Li said it was because of a scheduling conflict.


'Expendables 2,' 'Abraham Lincoln' Posters Promise Action Aplenty

You will be forgiven for not expecting nuance in the promotional material for "The Expendables 2." Despite what the marketing team might think, there doesn't need to be much other than a list of names against a black background, maybe crafted out of bullets or fire or blood.


'Expendables 2' stuntman killed on set in Bulgaria

Police in Bulgaria say a stuntman has died and another has been seriously injured while filming an explosion scene on the set of "The Expendables 2."...


Sylvester Stallone will direct The Expendables 2 after all?

Sylvester Stallone will direct The Expendables 2 after all?

After the physical punishment he put himself through while making THE EXPENDABLES, director/star Sylvester Stallone had implied that if the gang returned for a sequel, he wanted to hand directing duties off to someone else so he could just concentrate on slaughtering in front of the camera instead of multitasking the mayhem.
Sly has apparently decided not to bother getting a replacement, and will reportedly...


Stallone Wants Willis as The Expendables 2 Villain

Sylvester Stallone has joined Twitter and one of his first Tweets was a bit on the possible sequel to The Expendables .


Sylvester Stallone challenged by 'Expendables' sequel

At the cusp of a fifth decade of action-movie mayhem, Sylvester Stallone says his No. 1 opening with "The Expendables" ranks among his top career thrills.


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