Robert Pattinson Left Smiling As 'The Expendables 2' Tops US Box-Office

20 August 2012
Ivan Nikolov/
Ivan Nikolov/

The 'Expendables 2' topped the US weekend box-office - but the raw figures mask the real winner of this weeks US figures, Robert Pattinson and his new film 'Cosmopolis'.

According to figures from, 'Cosmopolis' pulled in $72,327 over the weekend despite opening in only three cinemas, averaging $24,100 per screen.

To put that in context, 'The Expendables 2', which topped the US charts, taking $28.8m, took only $8,670 per screen. Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger stormed the box-office, knocking 'The Bourne Legacy' into second with $17m, in what will be a disappointment for the rebooted franchise.

Animated spooky adventure 'ParaNorman' was in third, depicting the story of a boy who can talk to ghosts and has to save his town from a zombie apocalypse.

Fourth was Will Ferrell's political comedy 'The Campaign', while the late Whitney Houston's last film role in 'Sparkle' took fifth spot. 'The Dark Knight Rises' slipped to fifth, but gained the consolation of breaking the $400m barrier in the US. The movie has now taken over $900m worldwide.

Although 'Cosmopolis' is outside the Box-Office top ten, that could well change, as its limited release was due to it very much being a niche film, however with moviegoers flocking to see David Cronenberg's tale of a troubled billionaire where they can, it is sure to get a wider release and move up the charts.

Some may attribute the film's success to Pattinson's constant presence in the headlines due to his break-up with Kristen Stewart, but whether or not the publicity has been good for Rob, it could lead to 'Cosmopolis' being an unexpected success.

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