While it doesn't appear as if the sequel will be able to better its predecessor, "The Expendables 2" is still on track to steal away the top spot at the box office over the weekend of August 17-19, 2012.
The testosterone filled action caper starring Sylvester Stallone , Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Statham pulled in an estimated $10.5 million on Friday and$10.2 million on Saturday with an expected $28.7 million weekend total being shy of the $34.8 million opening mustered up by the first film.
Bumped down to runner-up status is the reigning top cinema money maker, "The Bourne Legacy," as the latest installment in the Tony Gilroy directed action/adventure franchise scored a $5.4 million Friday and $7.1 million on Saturday pegging predicted sophomore weekend earnings at $17.0 million.
Filling out the top five at the box office in forecasted totals are the newly released LAIKA 3D stop-motion comedy thriller "ParaNorman" ($14 million) and Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis' political comedy "The Campaign" ($13.3 million), followed by the Whitney Houston/Jordin Sparks featured drama "Sparkle" ($12 million).
Also of note, the well-received Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton helmed Disney drama "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" took in $15.1 million in ticket sales as of Sunday - though it had a two day jumpstart after having been released on Wednesday rather than Friday.