It was a respectable debut for the sequel, but the original film opened with $34.8 million in 2010.
Sylvester Stallone heads up the starring cast, which includes returning members Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, and Terry Crews, along with fellow ’80s action icons Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris. Liam Hemsworth also stars.
Jeremy Renner‘s The Bourne Legacy dropped to number two, taking in $17 million. Animated film ParaNorman bowed in at number three with $14 million, followed by Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis‘ The Campaign at $13.3 million.
Whitney Houston‘s final film Sparkle entered at number five, earning just $12 million.