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The Expendables 2 tops the box office!

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The Expendables 2 has enjoyed being the number one movie in America during its opening week August 17-23, 2012! The Simon West directed thriller, starring Sylvester Stallone and a star-studded cast of action heroes, earned another $3.8 million in its 8th day of release for a gross of $42.6 million so far. We’d like to thank all of the fans that have supported the movie and booked tickets at theatres, returning time and again to enjoy this old school action extravaganza.

Sly and Arnold - Expendables 2 premiere

Sylvester Stallone attended the premiere for The Expendables 2 at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 in Los Angeles. He is pictured here with actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and below with Jean-Claude Van Damme, who also stars in the film.

Sly and Jean-Claude - Expendables 2 premiere

If you’d like to know more about the movie, check out this behind the scenes featurette, and read the plot description below.

Barney Ross, Lee Christmas, Yin Yang, Gunnar Jensen,Toll Road and Hale Caesar — with newest members Billy the Kid and Maggie aboard — are reunited when Mr. Church enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time – six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world.

Have you seen the movie? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below!

56 comments on ‘The Expendables 2 tops the box office!’

  1. john says:

    personly i’d like to see either mr t, hulk hogan, or Clint eastwood in expendables3. Plus bring back micker rourke hes ace thought he be like the wise old sage they could all go to with there problems just my thughts who am i lol… wicked film loved it great fun…

  2. Kaloyan says:

    I LOVE YOU !!! You are the best

  3. castell says:

    Sly man, great movie, we want more! I think Mr. Eastwood would be a big choice for the next one. Greetings from Brazil!

  4. Sheen says:

    Being a fan of yours since a kid it’s an absolute pleasure to see you back in action. I saw expendables 2 like 5 times in theatres and looking forward for Bullet to the head and Tomb. Hope you will more movies coming up soon.

  5. Bradane Muriel says:

    Congratulations Sly for the success of your film!! I’ve already said it, but You are the best artist I have ever seen!!! Thank you for sharing your talent!!
    Sweet kisses
    Muriel-France

  6. Robert Lewis says:

    I went to see your new movie on August 19th this past summer and I enjoyed it. I have sent you a message before since I told you that I have most of your movies. You rock.

  7. Kuba says:

    Good movie, great cast, finally we have Van Damme, I hope in next we will see hogan, sheen and seagal

  8. Sergey says:

    Здравствуйте Слай! Пишу Вам из России, зовут меня Сергей, на протяжении долгих лет являясь вашим поклонником, в первую очередь как к человеку с простой душой и уважением ко всем простым людям будь это просто прохожий или официант в баре, беря с Вас пример иду по жизни своей так же с уважением ко всем и относительно помогает и в бизнесе и в занятиях фитнесом по Вашей методике, огромное уважение и пример для всех нас являясь Вашими поклонниками выросших на фильмах с Вашим участием, в 66 лет поддерживать такую физическую форму не каждому дано, хотя главное иметь желание и стремление идти вперед к цели которую каждый себе поставил. Незнаю прочтете вы это письмо или нет и дойдет ли оно до Вас, я просто хотел выразить Вам свою симпатию и уважением. Конечно о встречи с Вами я могу только мечтать, но впереди у нас олимпиада 2014 в Сочи, (чем черт не шутит) как у нас говорят, и мне удастся пожать Вам руку. Жан Клод Ван Дам приезжал к нам на Кинотавр, почему бы и Вам не посетить наш город будущей олимпиады. С уважением Сергей 39 лет Сочи

  9. susan hudson says:

    I have loved your films since i was a young girl.My children are now enjoying your films. Thank you so much for making films that are so enjoyable. My kids have a chance to see films that actually have meaning to themthat they can carry away a lesson from as they watch your films. thank you
    Susan hudson

  10. Milanista says:

    Melhor Filme De Sempre De Todos Os Tempos The Expendables 2 Adorei ver esse grande grande filme de accao com os melhores actores de sempre de accao mas o actor para mim o melhor de todos os tempos é o Sylvester Stallone RAMBO GARANHAO ITALIANO ADORO ESTE GRANDE ACTOR os outros actores tambem sao todos muitos bons como o jason statham grande actor tambem gosto dos filmes dele tambem e o outro grande actor que tambem gostei de ver neste ESPECTACULAR FILME DE ACCAO DE TODOS OS TEMPOS FOI O Dolph Lundgren o Sueco De Aço grande actor gosto muito dos filmes dele parabens ao realizador Simon West Juntamente Com O Sylvester Stallone Fizeram um grande Grande trabalho ao Juntar todos estes grandes actores de cinema. Este grande e espectacular e magnifico filme de acçao de todos os tempos fui ver 2 vezes ao cinema Adorei imenso ver esse Filme The Expendables 2 Adorava Imenso que saisse o The Expendables 3 e sei que vai Sair o The Expendables 3 e sei que vai sair tao bom filme Como o The Expendables 2 FOI Mas Para Mim O The Expendables 2 sera sempre para mim o melhor filme de acçao de todos os tempos eu sou fa e muito deste grande filme e espectacular e magnifico filme de acçao Força Sylvester Stallone e Constroi o proximo The Expendables 3 Grande Homem este Sylvester Stallone Actor MESMO FANTASTICO ADOREI ESTE FILME DELE DO SYLVESTER STALLONE MELHOR ACTOR DE CINEMA DE TODOS OS TEMPOS

  11. e okul says:

    Absolutely fantastic movie. Go Stallone !

  12. john says:

    MRT AND HULG HOGAN FOR EXPENDABLES 3 XXX

  13. AGUSTIN says:

    I COULD TO MAKE OTHER COBRA´S FILM AND OF COURSE RAMBO V. COBRA WAS A ESPECTACULAR FILMS IN THE 80´S, A SECOND PART WAS VERY EXITING IN 2015.

  14. AGUSTIN says:

    PLEASE I WANT TO DWAYNE JOHNSON, VIN DIESEL AND STEVEN SEAGAL FOR THE EXPENDABLES 3. THANK YOU SLY.

  15. bal says:

    Stallone for President! :)

    • Tevai Stella Barr says:

      Seen the movie twice now and loved it.Some comments above was so negative but hey everyone has their own opinion but could you have done more mmm may not. I hope there is an expendable 3 recruting more great actors like,Liam Neeson but anyway totally love the movie and it was a great idea to bring back these actors together rather than a movie focusing on just one actor. This time you can focus on anyone of them actors, great stuff. Expendable One was great and so as Expendable two. I love how actors kind of jokingly mocking the other movie commenst. Like Arni said EPIKAEI or Chucki said IM BACK etc. Love it and Sly you did a bloody fantastic job with the first one and Simon did awsomely good with this one. Bring on Expendable Three.

  16. Milanista says:

    FILME E MAGNIFICO EXPENDABLES 2 ADOREI ESSE FILME MELHOR FILME DE ACCAO DE SEMPRE PARA MIM COM O MEU ACTOR FAVORITO SYLVESTER STALLONE E TODOS OS OUTROS ACTORES SAO TODOS MUITO BONS PARABENS AO REALIZADOR POR FAZER ESTE BELO FILME QUERO QUE SAIA O PROXIMO EXPENDABLES 3

  17. i don’t know what to say about the movie, i am a big big big fan of Stallone sir. Sir. you are my inspiration, you are my true hero. i watched all your movies and i have all even i watched Hindi movie in which you gave special appearance ( kambakht ishq) Indian movie with Akshay kumar – hero. The expendables 2 is so good that i cant tell and your work is so good sir. i love you Sylvester Stallone…..
    i want to meet you in real

    i am from India and my name is Parminder Singh, i know that its not possible for me but i will be so happy if i could meet my true hero

    +917508245852

  18. mikey says:

    Just saw the movie F.I.S.T. and loved it. Sly is one of the greatest actors of all time. What an inspirational man.

  19. Victor Hugo says:

    Gostaria de ver mais uma continuação do Filme rocky,talvez mais um Rocky 7 e outro Rambo V, pois tenho a certeza que podemos ter um roteiro melhor ainda. E um fechamento de orgulhar o mundo. Vejo você como um exemplo de superação. E pelo porte fisico que ainda apresenta, fazer mais um Rocky e outro Rambo, não seria algo feio. O mundo clama por isso. Agora só depende de você e conseguir também em tempo hábil, um grande roteiro.

  20. Mr.Stallone,
    If u ever read this comment….I would like to say that you are one of the greatest action heroes of all time..Rocky,Rambo,Cobra…there will never be anyone like you…a big Hi from one of the biggest fans in india…May God Bless You and you keep the natural action alive in today’s special effects world!!!Yeah Absssolutellly !!

  21. Hey Man Sly, Arnie and JCVD was the action…..even good ole chuck norris….U guys are the Gr8test in the world,E2 was a excellent movie, keep it up guys hard kickin action!!!

  22. garry says:

    Expendables 2. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Better than the 1st one. What will the 3rd installation be like???

    I’m not going to hurt you, I’m going to take your life! Barney Ross

    • jon lajom says:

      EXPENDABLES 2…ONE OF THE BEST ACTION FILMS OF ALL TIME…I LOVE THE CAST…MY FAVORITE ACTION STARS…SLY,ARNOLD,BRUCE, JET LI AND NOW STATHAM…THE BEST TEAM EVER

  23. siva says:

    sir this is siva from chennai(india).im yr big fan sir.you great man

  24. kackarbali says:

    definetly better than the first one

  25. rosa carvalho says:

    vou assistir nesse fim de semana, e sei que e maravilhoso todos que assitiram, falam maravilhas sobre ele, muita açao, tira sorriso de todos no cinema, to loka pra ver, como todos os outros com certeza e maravilhoso.

    bjos

    Rosa Carvalho – BRASIL -

  26. rosa carvalho says:

    Que DEUS te proteja, e esteja sempre presente na sua vida, nos momentos de dor
    que DEUS te de o alivio, hoje e sempre gosta de mais de vc, nao paro de olhar o twiter so ter noticias suas..

    bejos

  27. KathyinCT says:

    I just left a comment on your new trailer, and finally dropping a line here too! As I stated, have to post my review I did imdb:

    Sly did so well again, this time even better!, 26 August 2012

    Author: Kathy InCt from United States

    I loved this movie so much I went back to watch it in the next showing!!!! I saw a few others walk in during the second viewing, that I could tell came from their first viewing too!!!! With that, I had to put my first ever review online! It will be short (i think!) and sweet! I read a few other reviews that go with how I feel and I want to say, yes, exactly! Great to see others see what Sly was trying to do!!!! They must have had a blast doing this movie. I wont go into details for examples so I don’t spoil anything! So, in a nutshell, Sly, first of all, if it wasn’t for you, the first one never would’ve came out either. Meaning, thank him for getting our movie heroes/action guys together and now for a second time with a few that were wanted for the first one! So, for all the fans of these guys’ movies, get to the theater NOW! Secondly, this movie to me, even though I am a woman, is I believe every man’s dream come true of seeing what they’d love to do if they had a chance. That is being invincible dudes, fighting against evil as a career,and having fun doing it. If anyone has issues with this movie, they need to have an attitude adjustment and get some humor in their personality!!!! Thank you Sly again for making another movie and bringing your buds with you for the journey for the second time! Your movies are pretty much all I go see now!!! Lastly, if there were special effects in this movie….where were they? Meaning, nothing looked fake! Sly and his partners did an awesome job with all the action shots. Don’t know if any body doubles were used much. Everyone seems to do most or all of their own stunts, AGAIN like the first one!! OK, really, lastly. For the bad reviewers out there, I’d like to see what you can do with paying homage to our movie heroes/action guys, because it was the best and I don’t know how you cant give Sly credit where credit and a good review is due!!! As Rocky would say, “Absolutely”!

    SLY, I hope you read this, and know that many out there GET IT and loved the movie! I think my review is what you’d appreciate! May all be well with all youve been dealing with. Hugs to you, your #1 fan Kathy, in CT OH…p.s. awesome music again in this movie too! My type of music and my 70 year old mom’s who loved this movie too, just like the last one!!!! OH, I forgot, never knew if you read my suggestion on your twitter page, when you were drawing up EXPS 2. You were asking for out thoughts on what you were thinking of doing. When I say the movie, either a: you saw it and agreed or decided to change your mind on a returning character without seeing my comment. Not mentioning what character for I dont want to ruin it if someone hasnt seen it yet. Thank you either way, perfect on how you had him in this sequel!!!! I dont even know my twitter acct anymore, signed up just to do a tweet on your reaching out to us on our thoughts!!!! Yup, not a twitter person, but for your movie question, had to sign up just for that and havent used it since!!! Keep on keepin on Sly,may The Lord continue to lift you up! Thanks for reading if you got to this, and if so, hope it put a smile on your face! If he doesnt get to read this, hope it was enjoyable to whoever reads it. Sorry if I typed too much, but hope people can understand why it was so long!!!

  28. Janet says:

    Ican’t wait for The Expendables 3 to come out. Love the concept of these movies.

  29. Augustine says:

    “Nobody hits harder than life, but it ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done”

    Dear Stallone, I am very sorry to hear that you lost your sister, and my prayers are with her.

    Stay strong Sly

    We love you

    • Shane says:

      I absolutely loved the movie expect one BIG THING…the end fight was horrible, completely not what i was expecting. It kicked off good, and then got worse and worse. I waited all the way through the tremendous action to see an epic battle and it turned out to be the worse fight in the movie..Sly got in like 50hits to vandammes 2 helicopter kicks ..thats all…i know everyone is getting older but that was pathetic..it should of been 20mins of nonstop action…the best fight was jason statham and vandammes right hand man..Best action movie ever made by far…but very dissapointing ending…

  30. My husband and I saw The Expendables 2 today and loved it! The plot wasn’t as good as the first one, but we enjoyed the action and great laughs because — well, it’s Stallone! We love it that Sly, Arnold, and Willis laugh with each and poke fun at their other movie characters (and aging) — but they look great, especially Sly; so hard to believe he is mid 60’s (Sly, do you do some of your own stunts yet?). When Chuck Norris came on the scene (WHAT was I thinking? Haha! Looked so much like the Tool man though). Hubby said hope you have Steven Segal in next movie; that would be great! Really enjoyed the Asian actress in the movie, too, she was cool, calm, and collected. Have been a fan of Stallone since 1976 and must always see Sly on the BIG SCREEN – not on Netflicks. Love it that Sly remains the action icon who has the heart of gold but is tough as nails. Keep up the great work, Sly!

  31. Sanjay says:

    Congrats for Expendables 2….You have done it again!! It was great to see all the timeless action heroes in one frame…specially you and Arnie together for the first time. Just missed Clint Eastwood…..one of my all time favorites…!!!
    It was great watching you in Kambakht Ishq as well…honoured to have in Bollywood…
    Wish you all the best…

  32. Bruno says:

    In my opinion this film is better than “The Expendables 1″. One thing that I disliked was the meaning of the Van Dame’s tattoo in the film. I hope that next film of Sly is Rambo V.

  33. DU BIST DER BESTE
    DER FILM The Expendables 2 wow ich habe 10 mal zurück gespult als meine 3 HELDEN auf ein mal in einem bild zu sehen wahr DU arni und brus ich liebe euch alle bitte noch ein film wo ihr alle dabei seit ihr seit meine HELDEN
    Matthis Koch

  34. Judy says:

    This movie rocks!! Sly is awesome as usual and who can’t love Jason Statham! A must see in theaters!!

  35. Larry Wethington says:

    I hope it’s better than First Blood where they continually used the F word and took God’s holy name in vain. I’m sure you won’t publish this comment. It’s to honest. One day when we die we will have to stand before God and give an account for everything.”What doth it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul?” -Jesus

  36. Fizya says:

    Good luck, guys! You are the best!!!

  37. Add 7 EU to the 42 Millions. Premiere in Germany today and of course i went to see the film. I really enjoyed the film, seeing all the stars of the 80’s again. It had the familiar feeling of the 80’s with all the jokes in it. I enjoyed the plane-scenes where the stars are sitting together…great idea..:) Make more films like that….:)
    Mr. Rockelina..

  38. Mathieu Melanson says:

    Awesome!! Went to see it twice already. Going to see it a third time.

  39. Jerry says:

    Have not seen it but I know it’s gonna be owesome. Can’t wait.

  40. Anseaulme says:

    In the 3… Can we hope to see Jacky Chan ?

    Thanks for all !!

  41. Phobee Lynch says:

    Words can’t express how I enjoyed this movie me and my boyfriend did our little sunday movie thing and we just chose this one randomly and OMG! I told him I want to o see it again real soon.I could have paid and watched it again seeing all the movie stars was a PLEASURE,Chuck, Arnold, just to name a few all of the actors even Billy I loved.

  42. Pradeep Kumar says:

    I AM FROM INDIA. I WANTED TO SEE THIS MOVIE SINCE I CAME TO KNOW THAT E2 WILL BE COMING AT THE TIME I WATCHED 1ST PART (EXPANDABLE). ULTIMATE MOVIE! WANNA WATCH THIS MOVIE AGAIN N AGAIN………………..!!!!!!

  43. Abhilash says:

    Excellent movie by favourite star and he is rocking……………..Stallone….! A must watch movie for all the action movie lovers…

  44. Bradane Muriel says:

    I went to see the film at the Premiere in Paris!! It was huge!!! It was a great great time to the Sly for real and all this stars too!!! I love Expendables 2 and I’m going to see the film again tomorow with my husband. This is the greatest action film I have ever see in my entire life. I realized my dream to this Sylvester Stallone for real and now I hope that one day I will meet him personaly. So I will have the chance to say to him how much I love his talent!!!
    Please everyone: go to theaters to see EXPENDABLES 2!!!!
    Sly Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. David says:

    I went to see this movie with my wife in London. It is not usually her type of movie but she loved it and both of us spent a fantastic cinematic moment. The cast, the script and dialogues, the direction, the action… all was top notch. You have to go see it… on the BIG screen. Enjoy!

  46. peter cavanaugh says:

    E2 rocks!
    Seagal must be in E3.

  47. Brenda Fox says:

    Expendables 2 number 1 for second week. This movie was awesome, in some ways better than the first, but both are awesome. Great story and Sly, you are awesome!

    • Pradeep Kumar says:

      I am from India. No words to explain, E2 was amazing, mind-blowing. I salute you Italian Stallion, Mr.Stallone, I just love you movies! You rock!

  48. BOB PERIPOLI says:

    ANOTHER HOMERUN IN ALONG LIST OF HOMERUNS, JOB WELL DONE, BOB

  49. Jessecassell says:

    MOVIE WAS GREAT, LIKE WATCHING THE DREAM TEAM, MR. STALLONE CONTRATS FOR ANOTHER GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT

    Jesse

    • Chandran says:

      Hi i am chandran from Singapore. Watched E2 yesterday. Good to Sly is so humble enough to get all the old school heroes. Steven Segal should be in your next moive Sly. I have met u Sly in Singapore @ Planet Hollywood. It was in 1999 i guess. You are still rocking and god bless u for more movies to come. I watch Sly movies only in cinemas. No priate cds. Good Job. Worth my dollar watching E2 !

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