"The Expendables" crew is back and they're on a mission to destroy the competition. 

The sequel to the 2010 hit opened Friday with a healthy, but not stellar, $10.5 million, taking out holdover "The Bourne Legacy" and several new wide openers.

The macho actioner should earn a healthy $27 million or so for the weekend -- somewhat lower that the original film's $34.1 million debut. 

In second was "The Bourne Legacy," with Jeremy Renner taking over Matt Damon's place as series lead. The film which picked up another $5.3 million, bringing its total to $57.8 million.

Two new films, the animated fantasy "Paranorman" and Whitney Houston's swan song, "Sparkle," were neck-and-neck, both earning approximately $4.5 million. The pair are expected to bring in around $12 - $14 million each, but "Paranorman" could get the edge as more families head to the multiplexes on Saturday and Sunday. 

The Will Ferrell-Zach Galifianakis comedy "The Campaign" rounded out the top 5 with $4.1 million. So far, the political satire has earned $42 million.

"The Odd Life of Timothy Green" opened Wednesday and has picked up $7.6 since then, including $3.4 on Friday. It stars Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton. 

Warner Bros.' "The Dark Knight Rises" crossed the $400 million mark on Friday after chasing down another $3.1 million. While it won't hit the same box office highs as "The Dark Knight," Christopher Nolan's final Batman film should end up with around $425 million domestic.

Look for complete box office estimates tomorrow on HitFix.

Dave Lewis has been a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer and editor for nearly ten years. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, he moved to L.A. in 1996 to attend USC, before working for various periodicals and web sites including a lengthy stint at Variety.com. He joined the HitFix staff in 2011.