|Aug 13, 2010||The Expendables||$82,000,000||$34,825,135||$103,068,524||$268,268,174||Play|
|Aug 17, 2012||The Expendables 2||$100,000,000||$28,591,370||$85,028,192||$311,979,256||Play|
|Aug 15, 2014||The Expendables 3||$100,000,000||$15,879,645||$39,322,544||$209,461,378||Play|
|Dec 31, 2015||The Expendabelles||$0||$0|
Box Office History for The Expendables Movies
|Nov 23, 2010||The Expendables||$49,259,076||$23,319,611||$72,578,687|
|Nov 20, 2012||The Expendables 2||$24,619,930||$13,290,984||$37,910,914|
|Nov 25, 2014||The Expendables 3||$16,010,813||$10,330,197||$26,341,010|
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November 25th, 2014
It is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, which means there are only a few days before Black Friday, which is one of the busiest shopping days of the season. At first glance, this might seem like a great day to release a DVD or Blu-ray; however, the massive sales will instead overshadow anything that comes out this week. This explains why there are so few interesting releases. The biggest release of the week is The Expendables 3 on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack, but it might be so bad it killed the franchise. The best release is Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Turkey Day Collection (XXXI), which is the Pick of the Week. We also have a Puck of the Week for Rhymes for Young Ghouls on DVD, a Canadian film that deserves a wider audience.
August 14th, 2014
The strong opening by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles allowed summer to be extended one more weekend. This week three films look to avoid flopping, thus signaling the end of summer, but in order to do so, they must defy critics. The Expendables 3 is the biggest of the three films opening this weekend, but the franchise appears to be on a downward trajectory. Let's Be Cops opened on Wednesday, but with simply awful reviews, the word-of-mouth could kill it by the time the weekend starts. Finally, The Giver is the latest Young Adult adaptation, but this genre has produced more flops than even midlevel hits. Frankly, the most interesting aspect of the weekend box office will likely be milestones reached by Guardians of the Galaxy and other movies, rather than the new releases. This weekend last year was also arguably the the end of summer. The Butler was the only movie to make more than $20 million, while three of the four wide releases opened in fifth place or weaker. It looks like 2014 will continue its winning streak.
August 1st, 2014
July was... well... let's just pretend it didn't happen. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes did well, but week after week 2014 fell further behind 2013 in the year-to-date comparison. At the moment, we are roughly $400 million behind last year's pace and while I don't think August will continue the losing streak, there's really no chance August will put a dent in that number. It looks more and more likely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a hit, especially given its early reviews, but it could be the last $100 million hit till October, if the bad buzz surrounding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turns into bad ticket sales. Last August there were two films that reached $100 million, plus two others that came close. This August might match that, while the biggest film this year should top the biggest film from last year. I think the slump 2014 is suffering through will end the first weekend and overall I think it will cut the deficit a little bit. That said, summer 2014 will still end as one of the worst recent summers at the box office.
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Sylvester Stallone||3||Barney Ross||$789,708,808||$5,858,527,536||13.5%|
|Jason Statham||3||Lee Christmas||$789,708,808||$5,726,943,445||13.8%|
|Jet Li||3||Yin Yang||$789,708,808||$2,412,878,483||32.7%|
|Dolph Lundgren||3||Gunnar Jensen||$789,708,808||$1,327,739,501||59.5%|
|Terry Crews||3||Hale Caesar||$789,708,808||$2,879,330,581||27.4%|
|Randy Couture||3||Toll Road||$789,708,808||$850,877,019||92.8%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.
Story Creator (1)
|Kevin King-Templeton||3||Producer (3)||$789,708,808||$1,249,884,207||63.2%|
Executive Producer (1)
Character Creator (2)
Story Creator (1)
Casting Director (1)
|Trevor Short||3||Executive Producer (3)||$789,708,808||$2,161,725,438||36.5%|
|Jon Feltheimer||3||Executive Producer (3)||$789,708,808||$918,784,078||86.0%|
|Boaz Davidson||3||Executive Producer (3)||$789,708,808||$2,108,070,922||37.5%|
|Jason Constantine||3||Executive Producer (3)||$789,708,808||$1,156,742,016||68.3%|
|Basil Iwanyk||3||Executive Producer (3)||$789,708,808||$2,537,738,953||31.1%|
|Eda Kowan||3||Executive Producer (3)||$789,708,808||$951,664,084||83.0%|
|Guymon Casady||3||Executive Producer (3)||$789,708,808||$1,091,469,485||72.4%|
|Robert Earl||3||Co-Producer (3)||$789,708,808||$900,950,923||87.7%|
|Brian Tyler||3||Composer (3)||$789,708,808||$11,093,468,887||7.1%|
|Danny Lerner||2||Producer (2)||$521,440,634||$801,087,708||65.1%|
|Danny Dimbort||2||Executive Producer (2)||$580,247,430||$1,709,277,248||33.9%|
|Zygi Kamasa||2||Co-Producer (2)||$521,440,634||$978,007,473||53.3%|
|Paul Harb||2||Editor (2)||$477,729,552||$477,729,552||100.0%|
|Lizz Wolf||2||Costume Designer (2)||$521,440,634||$677,696,792||76.9%|
|Christopher Eakins||2||Supervising Sound Editor (2)||$477,729,552||$756,500,613||63.1%|
|Chris David||2||Re-recording Mixer (2)||$477,729,552||$1,733,090,011||27.6%|
|Gabriel J. Serrano||2||Re-recording Mixer (2)||$477,729,552||$1,028,690,042||46.4%|