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Expendables Clobbers Heavy Competition at Box Office

In a week that saw five major new releases, Sylvester Stallone's THE EXPENDABLES remained at the top of the U.S. box office for the weekend of August 20-23, 2010.

In a week that saw five major new releases, Sylvester Stallone's THE EXPENDABLES remained at the top of the U.S. box office for the weekend of August 20-23, 2010. With vfx from Fantasy II Film Effects, the Lionsgate film earned another $17 million, lifting its cume to $65.4 million.

The highest debut flick of the week was Fox's VAMPIRES SUCK in second. The romantic vampire spoof made $12.2 million.

Sony's EAT PRAY LOVE slipped one slot to third with $12.1 million. The romantic globetrotting tale has a cume of $47.2 million.

Premiering in fourth, Warner Bros.' LOTTERY TICKET won $10.7 million.

Sony's THE OTHER GUYS propelled into fifth with an additional $10.2 million. The buddy cop send-up has booked $88.3 million to date.

At #6, Dimension Films' PIRANHA 3D swam away with $10.1 million in its debut weekend. Alexandre Aja's bloody horror camp fest has vfx from NewBreed Vfx, Gradient Effects, Intelligent Creatures, Mr. X, Tippett Studio and inner-D.

Miramax's romantic comedy THE SWITCH posted a weak debut in seventh with $8.44 million.

Universal's NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS also had a lackluster opening weekend, making $8.41 million in eighth. Framestore provided the visual effects.

INCEPTION tumbled from fourth to ninth, gathering up another $7.84 million. With vfx from Double Negative, Christopher Nolan's mind bender has a cume of $262 million.

Closing out the top ten, Universal's SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD scored an additional $5.2 million. With vfx from Double Negative, BlueBolt and Mr. X, the gaming culture cavalcade has made $20.9 million thus far.

Box office numbers were obtained on boxofficemojo.com.

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