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They’re not standing around the watercooler, but Cheryl Sadler, Mark Meszoros, Mark Podolski and Nicole Franz are talking about what they’ve been watching, listening to and playing during their free time.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

'Expendables 2' opens at top of box office

I can think of one person in particular -- ahem, Mark Podolski -- who is pretty stoked about "The Expendables 2." What movie did you see this weekend? (Who am I kidding? It was too gorgeous outside to be in a theater!)

From The Associated Press:
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. "The Expendables 2," $28.8 million ($17.3 million international). (Review by The AP's Justin Lowe: 'Expendables 2' provides crucial end-of-summer action)
2. "The Bourne Legacy," $17 million ($18.2 million international). (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros: 'Bourne Legacy' solid, but feels like it’s keeping things warm for Damon)
3. "ParaNorman," $14 million ($2 million international). (Review by The AP's Jake Coyle: Weak writing trumps powerful puppetry in 'ParaNorman')
4. "The Campaign," $13.4 million. (Review by the AP's Michael Rechtshaffen: 'The Campaign' is flimsy political satire)
5. "Sparkle," $12 million. (Review by The AP's David Germain: Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston star in mush remake of 1976 movie musical)
6. "The Dark Knight Rises," $11.1 million ($20.6 million international). (Review by Meszoros: 'Dark Knight Rises' overly ambitious, but Batman end is satisfying)
7. "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," $10.9 million. (Review by Germain: 'The Odd Life of Timothy Green' fails to inspire)
8. "Hope Springs," $9.1 million ($700,000 international). (Review by the AP's Christy Lemire: Streep, Jones give 'Hope Springs' real punch)
9. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days," $3.9 million ($867,000 international). (Review by Rechtshaffen: Third 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' not so wimpy after all)
10. "Total Recall," $3.5 million ($19 million international). (Review by Lemire: New 'Total Recall' slick, forgets to have fun)

— Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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