Men found Lionsgate's The Expendables quite spendable this weekend as they plunked down an estimated $35 million to see it -- at the high end of analysts' expectations. Women, meanwhile, entered separate doors at the cineplex to see Sony's Eat Pray Love, spending $23.7 million for tickets. A third new release, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World , wound up as yet another loser for Universal with just $10.5 million, to wind up in fifth place. It was beaten out by Sony's The Other Guys, which placed third with $18 million, as well as Warner Bros.' unstoppable Inception , which took fourth place with $11.4 million.

The top ten films for the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Box Office Mojo 1. The Expendable s, $35 million; 2. Eat Pray Love , $23.7 million; 3. The Other Guys, $18 million; 4. Inception , $11.4 million; 5. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World , $10.5 million; 6. Despicable Me , $6.8 million; 7. Step Up 3D , $6.6 million; 8. Salt, $6.4 million; 9. Dinner for Schmucks , $6.3 million; 10. Cats & Dogs The Revenge of Kitty Galore , $4.1 million.

16/08/2010