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The Expendables might have won the box office but it's nothing to brag about. Sly Stallone and Co. grossed $13.5M in its second weekend but traffic at the box office was slow. In fact this past weekend was the slowest weekend of 2012 so far. The conservative documentary 2016: Obama's America did better than all of the new wide releases (Premium Rush, Hit and Run, The Apparition). 2016, which has grossed $9.6M, is now the highest-grossing conservative documentary ever.
Five days after taking his own life, director Tony Scott was laid to rest at a private funeral in L.A. Scott's older brother, Ridely Scott, were among those who attended the service at L.A.'s Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Scott jumped to his death Sunday from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro. Scott left behind notes intended for close family and friends. Police said the notes did not contain references to any medical conditions Scott may have had.
Two of the members of the punk band Pussy Riot have fled Russia following the sentencing of their band members for "hooliganism" charges. The group announced on Twitter that two members have successfully gotten out of the country. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich have each been sentenced to two years in prison for the group's February protest inside Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior, where members of the feminist group staged a performance-art raid tied to their song "Mother of God, Drive Putin Out."