Could Expendables 2 achieve the popularity of Avengers? I think the old guys in Expendables 2 have just as much comic appeal as the characters in the Avengers. From the trailer, it looks like Expendables 2 has just a much action and explosions as Avengers. I viewed the trailer from Medea and it made me laugh. LGF could have a real blow out year this year. What will they do for an encore in 2013 - two films that gross a billion world wide - Catching Fire and Ender's Games.
Realistically, The Expendables 2 won't come close to The Avengers in box office. I do expect it to be profitable, which is all that I expect from it. I just picked up a 4th position in LGF. I'm expecting a run up in price during the last 2 weeks of July through August 7th. I can't wait!