It’s been a while since Sylvester Stallone has had a hit movie. But it looks like the streak is up. In its first week or so in release, The Expendables has already brought in more than $48 million, passing the worldwide gross of 2008’s Rambo, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.
While I wouldn’t call myself much of a Sly fan, I can see why this time around people gave a hoot. The Expendables is an old-fashioned shoot-em-up popcorn movie for guys. And it was marketed as such. Not to mention that it rounded up most of the big names in the genre (Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Terry Crews, and with small appearance from Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger).
It was a stroll down memory lane for many fans of the ‘80s action films, and a reminder that you’re never too old to be fit! (more…)