'Expendables' surpassed even the most optimistic projections with a take of just over $35 million, according to studio estimates. The only comparable opening weekend for Stallone in recent years was the $33.4 million debut in 2003 for 'Spy Kids 3D: Game Over,' in which he played a supporting role. 'Expendables,' which opened on the most screens this weekend (3,270 locations), also enjoyed the weekend's biggest per-screen average ($10,713). Despite dismissive reviews, positive word-of-mouth suggests that the movie delivered the kind of macho, old-school action fun (if nothing more) that its marketing had promised. And with 'Eat Pray Love' its strongest competitor, 'Expendables' was clearly the go-to choice for guys this weekend.