Randy Couture and 'The Expendables' explode at the box office to capture weekend's top spot

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Scott Pilgrim may have beaten "The World" to get the girl of his dreams, but his box office debut was a nightmare thanks to the celluloid mercenaries from "The Expendables."

Sylvester Stallone's ensemble action movie, featuring five-time UFC Champion Randy Couture, was the number one movie at the box office this weekend, fending off Michael Cera and the "Pilgrim" graphic novel adaptation as well as a putrid chick-flick from Julia Roberts.

"The Expendables" grossed an estimated $35 million in its weekend debut.

As far as cinema bragging rights, it looks like Couture was a "Natural," outdrawing fellow UFC fighter Quinton Jackson as "B.A. Baracus" in June's "A-Team" movie.

"Rampage" had a plan that came together -- though probably not as well as he and the rest of the A-Team cast would have liked, as the soldiers gave up a fortune to Jackie Chan and his pint-sized co-star Jaden Smith in "The Karate Kid" remake.

"A-Team" opened in second place to a disappointing $26 million back on June 11.

See how "The Expendables" stacks up against the rest of the box office releases after the jump.

1. The Expendables $ 35 Million
2. Eat, Pray, Love $ 23.7 Million
3. The Other Guys $ 18 Million
4. Inception $ 11.4 Million
5. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World $ 10.5 Million
6. Despicable Me $ 6.8 Million
7. Step Up 3D $ 6.6 Million
8. Salt $ 6.4 Million
9. Dinner for Schmucks $ 6.3 Million
10. Cats & Dogs:... $ 4.1 Million

Next up for Randy Couture is a "Boxing vs. MMA" fight against James Toney at UFC 118: "Edgar vs. Penn 2" on Aug. 28 in Boston. For more on that upcoming contest click here.

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