Stallone's 'Expendables' Routs Crowded Field To Retain Box-office Crown With $16.5M

Sylvester Stallone poses with Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke and producer Kevin King on the red carpet at the "The Expendables" premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on August 3, 2010 Sylvester Stallone poses with Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke and producer Kevin King on the red carpet at the "The Expendables" premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on August 3, 2010

Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables” has fought off an onslaught of newcomers to finish on top of the weekend box office again.

“The Expendables” remained No. 1 for a second straight weekend with $16.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The action romp directed by and starring Stallone raised its total to $64.9 million.

Five new wide releases debuted to crowd the market, but none managed to pack in huge audiences.

Leading the newcomers was the “Twilight” spoof “Vampires Suck” with $12.2 million, raising its total to $18.6 million since opening Wednesday.

“Vampires Suck” was in a photo finish for the No. 2 spot with another holdover, Julia Roberts’ drama “Eat Pray Love,” which pulled in $12 million to lift its total to $47.1 million.

Debuting at No. 4 was Bow Wow’s comedy “Lottery Ticket” with $11.1 million.

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg’s cop comedy “The Other Guys” held up well in its third weekend, taking in $10.1 million and boosting its total to $88.2 million. “The Other Guys” was in a tossup for No. 5 with the horror remake “Piranha 3D,” which opened with $10.06 million.

Emma Thompson’s family film “Nanny McPhee Returns” premiered at No. 7 with $8.3 million. Jennifer Aniston’s comedy “The Switch” brought up the rear among newcomers, finishing at No. 8 with $8.1 million.

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