|The dog days of the summer box office are upon us. Late August is the time of the year when studios traditionally dump projects that have been shelved, moved, and deemed either misguided or unmarketable. You know, the perceived stinkers. The same is true this year. This weekend brings three new films — bike thriller Premium Rush, comedy Hit and Run, and horror title The Apparition — none of which seem headed to impressive grosses. There’s also an indie film headed into a wide expansion, the political documentary 2016: Obama’s America, which has a pretty good shot at beating all of them.
1. The Expendables 2 – $12 million
2. The Bourne Legacy – $9.2 million
3. ParaNorman – $8.6 million
4. Premium Rush – $7.8 million
5. 2016: Obama’s America – $7.2 million