By Bill Wine
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With the summer movie season winding down on August’s fourth weekend, the box office was characteristically weak, as holdover films dominated the marketplace.READ MORE: Student Shoots Himself In Leg Inside West Philadelphia School With Metal Detectors, Police Say
The action thriller, The Expendables 2, last weekend’s leader, made it two weekends in a row on top, even though it took in less than $14 million.
Second place went to The Bourne Legacy, which earned an estimated $9 million.
Third was the animated attraction, ParaNorman, with a total of $8 million.READ MORE: Man Shot, Killed Inside West Philadelphia Corner Store, Police Say
And fourth was the political comedy, The Campaign, with $7 million.
The weekend’s three new mainstream releases — all thrillers — finished well below the leaders: the suspense thriller, Premium Rush, took in $6 million, good for sixth. The action thriller, Hit and Run, placed eighth with $5 million. And the horror thriller, The Apparition, was twelfth with $3 million.
Overall, industry-wide totals were just slightly ahead of last year’s pace.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia High School Works To Return Native American Remains