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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/27/2012

‘The Expendables 2’ keeps the top spot at the box office

Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone, left), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham, center) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews, right) in “The Expendables 2.” (Frank Masi/Lionsgate)
The Expendables 2” remains the top grossing film for the second week in a row after pulling in $13.5 million. Last week’s new releases didn’t fare too well: The Joseph Gordon-Levitt-starring “Premium Rush” only reached the No. 7 slot at $6.3 million, barely ahead of Dinesh D’Souza’s “2016: Obama’s America” at No. 8 with receipts of $6.2 million. Bringing up the rear: the Dax Shepard/Kristen Bell comedy “Hit & Run,” which finished the week at $4.7 million.

Here are the top ten movies at the weekend box office:

1. “The Expendables 2,” $13.5 million

2. “The Bourne Legacy,” $9.3 million

3. “ParaNorman,” $8.5 million

4. “The Campaign,” $7.4 million

5. “The Dark Knight Rises,” $7.2 million

6. “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” $7.1 million

7. “Premium Rush,” $6.3 million

8. “2016: Obama’s America,” $6.2 million

9. “Hope Springs,” $6 million

10. “Hit & Run,” $4.7 million

By  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/27/2012

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