'Expendables 2' captures No. 1 spot with $28.6M

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Sylvester Stallone attends the premiere for "The Expendables 2" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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Sylvester Stallone attends the premiere for "The Expendables 2" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Wednesday, …

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sylvester Stallone's action-hero roundup "The Expendables 2" grabbed the top spot at the weekend box office with a $28.6 million debut.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "The Expendables 2," Lionsgate, $28,591,370, 3,316 locations, $8,622 average, $28,591,370, one week.

2. "The Bourne Legacy," Universal, $17,057,385, 3,753 locations, $4,545 average, $69,618,465, two weeks.

3. "ParaNorman," Focus, $14,087,050, 3,429 locations, $4,108 average, $14,087,050, one week.

4. "The Campaign," Warner Bros., $13,127,289, 3,255 locations, $4,033 average, $51,435,826, two weeks.

5. "Sparkle," Sony, $11,643,342, 2,244 locations, $5,189 average, $11,643,342, one week.

6. "The Dark Knight Rises," Warner Bros., $11,011,349, 3,157 locations, $3,488 average, $409,787,260, five weeks.

7. "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," Disney, $10,822,903, 2,598 locations, $4,166 average, $15,100,918, one week.

8. "Hope Springs," Sony, $9,111,529, 2,361 locations, $3,859 average, $35,063,321, two weeks.

9. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days," Fox, $3,834,737, 2,737 locations, $1,401 average, $38,747,058, three weeks.

10. "Total Recall," Sony, $3,472,829, 2,434 locations, $1,427 average, $51,755,272, three weeks.

11. "Ice Age: Continental Drift," Fox, $3,005,507, 2,274 locations, $1,322 average, $150,191,923, six weeks.

12. "Ted," Universal, $1,543,080, 1,169 locations, $1,320 average, $213,064,385, eight weeks.

13. "2016 Obama's America," Rocky Mountain Pictures, $1,244,698, 169 locations, $7,365 average, $2,062,200, six weeks.

14. "Ek Tha Tiger," Yash Raj, $1,139,340, 118 locations, $9,655 average, $1,484,404, one week.

15. "Step Up: Revolution," Lionsgate, $1,040,170, 905 locations, $1,149 average, $32,776,588, four weeks.

16. "Brave," Disney, $815,785, 641 locations, $1,273 average, $229,121,303, nine weeks.

17. "The Amazing Spider Man," Sony, $758,807, 598 locations, $1,269 average, $257,435,325, seven weeks.

18. "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted," Paramount, $708,023, 406 locations, $1,744 average, $212,684,700, 11 weeks.

19. "Beasts of the Southern Wild," Fox Searchlight, $563,293, 236 locations, $2,387 average, $8,110,969, eight weeks.

20. "Moonrise Kingdom," Focus, $503,385, 282 locations, $1,785 average, $42,966,193, 13 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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