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Box Office History for The Expendables Movies

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Release DateMovieProduction
Box Office
Box Office
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
 Totals$282,000,000 $227,419,260$789,708,808 

Announced/In Development, Currently Undated

The Expendabelles
Release DateMovieDomestic
DVD Sales
Blu-ray Sales
Total Domestic
Video Sales
Nov 23, 2010 The Expendables $49,280,336 $23,336,825 $72,617,161
Nov 20, 2012 The Expendables 2 $24,665,020 $13,309,102 $37,974,122
Nov 25, 2014 The Expendables 3 $16,030,191 $10,363,074 $26,393,265

Our DVD and Blu-ray sales estimates are based on weekly retail surveys, which we use to build a weekly market share estimate for each title we are tracking. The market share is converted into a weekly sales estimate based on industry reports on the overall size of the market, including reports published in Home Media Magazine.

For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.

We refine our estimates from week to week as more data becomes available. In particular, we adjust weekly sales figures for the quarter once the total market estimates are published by the Digital Entertainment Group. Figures will therefore fluctuate each week, and totals for individual titles can go up or down as we update our estimates.

Because sales figures are estimated based on sampling, they will be more accurate for higher-selling titles.

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 25th, 2014

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. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Summer End this Weekend?

August 14th, 2014

The Expendables 3 poster

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. More...

2014 Preview: August

August 1st, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

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. More...

Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Box Office
Box Office
Sylvester Stallone 3 Barney Ross $789,708,808 $5,861,663,374 13.5%
Jason Statham 3 Lee Christmas $789,708,808 $5,725,864,703 13.8%
Jet Li 3 Yin Yang $789,708,808 $2,412,878,483 32.7%
Dolph Lundgren 3 Gunnar Jensen $789,708,808 $1,327,793,844 59.5%
Terry Crews 3 Hale Caesar $789,708,808 $2,881,139,094 27.4%
Randy Couture 3 Toll Road $789,708,808 $850,877,019 92.8%
Charisma Carpenter 2 Lacy $580,247,430 $580,376,015 100.0%
Arnold Schwarzenegger 2 Trench $521,440,634 $5,167,739,211 10.1%

Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Technical RoleFranchise
Box Office
Box Office
Sylvester Stallone 3 Screenwriter (3)
Director (1)
Story Creator (1)
$789,708,808 $2,343,461,807 33.7%
Kevin King-Templeton 3 Producer (3) $789,708,808 $1,249,884,207 63.2%
Les Weldon 3 Producer (2)
Executive Producer (1)
$789,708,808 $1,286,325,378 61.4%
David Callaham 3 Character Creator (2)
Screenwriter (1)
Story Creator (1)
$789,708,808 $1,318,784,877 59.9%
Avi Lerner 3 Producer (3)
Casting Director (1)
$789,708,808 $2,168,382,601 36.4%
Trevor Short 3 Executive Producer (3) $789,708,808 $2,161,884,970 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 $2,108,230,454 37.5%
Jason Constantine 3 Executive Producer (3) $789,708,808 $1,257,474,251 62.8%
Basil Iwanyk 3 Executive Producer (3) $789,708,808 $2,538,223,792 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 $11,092,628,754 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 $979,128,814 53.3%
Paul Harb 2 Editor (2) $477,729,552 $477,849,053 100.0%
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 $1,737,592,423 27.5%
Gabriel J. Serrano 2 Re-recording Mixer (2) $477,729,552 $1,028,690,042 46.4%