After an absence of almost nine years from the big screen, the action franchise The Expendables, returned with a new delivery. The titled Expend4bles (o The Indestructibles 4 in our country) was released last weekend in cinemas around the world, without much success.
The fourth installment accumulated $8.3 million dollars in its opening weekend at the domestic box office, and another $10.7 million dollars at the international box office, for a global total of $19 million, making it the worst premiere of the action saga.
The project had a budget of $100 million, so you must have a lot of gas in the tank so as not to cost your studies significant losses. Lionsgate y Millennium
The plot brings the return of Sylvester Stallone like Barney Ross, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgreny Randy Couture. Some of the new faces include Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Escape Plan), Megan Fox (Transformers), Tony Jaa (Monster Hunter, Ong Bak), y Andy García (Ocean’s Eleven, Father of the Bride).
“A new generation of stars joins the world’s greatest action heroes for an adrenaline-filled adventure in The Expendables 4. Armed with all the gear they can get their hands on and the skills to use it, The Expendables are the last line world’s defense team and the team you call on when all other options are off the table. But new team members with new styles and tactics will give ‘new blood’ a whole new meaning.”
It’s been a long wait between the third installment, The Expendables 3, released in 2014, and the most recent. Some creative differences and a so-so box office put the future of the franchise at risk, which is now back with fresh faces.
Stallone directed the first installment, and wrote the first three. On this occasion, he did not get involved in any of these tasks. The fourth film is directed by Scott Waugh (Need for Speed, Act of Valor, 6 Below), with a script Max Adams (The Terminal List, Extraction) y Spencer Coven.
Millenium Media and Campbell Grobman Films created and produced the film, with Lionsgate serving as distributor.