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Old action heroes prove they can still entertain while anti-Obama documentary becomes box-office phenomenon

Audiences clearly have a taste for Lionsgate's action masala The Expendables 2, which contained enough spice to stay atop the Us charts for the second consecutive weekend. I said last week that the sight of Sly Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger shooting holes in the landscape after all these years says all you need to know about the dearth of marketable A-list action heroes today, but you've got to hand it to them – it appears the old dogs can still entertain.

Good to see Universal's fourth Bourne thriller taking strides towards the $100m mark. Jeremy Renner has fitted into the franchise seamlessly with his quiet intensity and superior acting chops and The Bourne Legacy should pass the milestone by next weekend, which will be its fourth in release.

ParaNorman has grossed $28.3m after two weekends. It's a »

- Jeremy Kay

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