'Expendables' holds its ground at No. 1

'The Switch' fails to light up

Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables" from Lionsgate and Nu Image/Millennium topped the Friday boxoffice rankings with an estimated $5 million in daily receipts at the cusp of its second weekend in release.

That gives the ensemble actioner $53.4 million in cumulative b.o. through its first eight days and a good shot at repeating atop the domestic heap for a second weekend. But the session is a competitive one, as five films mounted wide openings on Friday.

Fox/New Regency’s horror spoof "Vampires Suck" was a close second on the day with $4.4 million and totes a $10.8 million cume since unspooling Wednesday. Warner Bros./Alcon’s urban comedy "The Lottery" -- starring Ice Cube, Bow Wow and others -- redeemed $3.9 million in first-day coin in third place.

Dimension's horror pic "Piranha 3D" collected $3.6 million on Friday in a fourth place tie with Sony’s Julia Roberts starrer "Eat Pray Love," which boasts a $38.7 million cume after its first eight days in theaters. Sony's action comedy "The Other Guys" started its third frame in sixth place with $2.9 million in Friday grosses and an $81 million cume.

Miramax romantic comedy "The Switch," starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman, bowed with just $2.8 million in seventh place among the daily rankings.

Universal/Working Title’s family sequel "Nanny McPhee Returns" adopted $2.7 million in first-day b.o. in eighth place. But the PG-rated pic should see more robust business once Saturday and Sunday matinees kick in.

Warners' Leonard DiCaprio starrer "Inception" was ninth with $2.4 million and a $256.4 million cume. Uni's action fantasy "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" was 10th with $1.6 million and a $17.3 million cume.
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