Stallone's movie still No 1 in US
Published 23/08/2010 | 12:03
Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables fought off an onslaught of newcomers to finish on top of the US weekend box office again.
The 1980s-style action romp - which features stars including Jet Li, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke - remained No 1 for a second straight weekend with 16.5 million dollars.
The movie, which Stallone directed and stars in, raised its total to 64.9 million.
Five new wide releases debuted to crowd the market, but none of them were able to pack in huge audiences.
Leading the newcomers was the Twilight spoof Vampires Suck with 12.2 million dollars, raising its total to 18.6 million since opening on Wednesday.
Vampires Suck was in a photo finish for the No 2 spot with another holdover, Julia Roberts' drama Eat Pray Love, which pulled in 12 million to lift its total to 47.1 million dollars.