With all the negative buzz surrounding The Expendables 4, it’s a good time to take a look back at how the franchise has performed at the global box office.
The Expendables franchise has had mixed results at the box office, with the latest installment, The Expendables 4, performing particularly poorly. Despite starring action icons Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham, the film failed to draw audiences and ultimately flopped. However, when looking at the franchise as a whole, the first installment in 2010 was a success, grossing $274.47 million on a budget of $80 million. The sequel, released in 2012 with a higher budget of $100 million, remains the highest-grossing film in the franchise, raking in $314.97 million globally. The third installment, released in 2014 with a similar budget, did less well, earning only $214.65 million. Overall, the franchise has made $831.85 million at the worldwide box office, which is not particularly impressive given the star power involved.