Expendable movieSylvester Stallone proved he’s not expendable yet, at the box office that is. His new action flick, “The Expendables”, took over the weekend beating out Julia Roberts’ “Eat Pray Love” and “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” to take #1.

1980s-style action romp, “The Expendables”, earned $35 million this weekend, giving Stallone a boost following other popular films in the past few years such as sequels to his “Rocky” and “Rambo” franchises.

The film features other action stars like Jet Li and Jason Statham, and features cameos from Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as UFC star Randy Couture, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, and Mickey Rourke.

“By combining all that star power, they really had a strong debut,” Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for Hollywood.com, told the Associated Press. “Maybe star power doesn’t work with just one star, but when you throw in a dozen, it really looked fun. In the action world, these guys are big names.”

In at #2 was Julia Roberts’s “Eat Pray Love,” which opened with $23.7 million. Adapted from Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir, the film stars Roberts as a woman traveling the world in search of enlightenment after her divorce.

The previous weekend’s top movie, “The Other Guys,” slipped to third place this weekend with $18 million, raising its 10-day total to $70.5 million; while “Inception” came in at #4 with $11.4 million, lifting its total to $248.6 million.

The weekend’s other wide release, Universal’s graphic-novel adaptation “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” landed at #5 with $10.5 million. It stars Michael Cera as a slacker caught up in duels to the death with his new girlfriend’s seven evil ex-boyfriends.

That wraps things up this weekend. Next weekend, look out for the release of Ice Cube’s “Lottery Ticket,” the family film “Nanny McPhee Returns,” the horror-thriller “Piranha 3D”, the Jennifer Anniston comedy “The Switch,” and the parody “Vampires Suck.”

This weekend’s top 10 is as follows:

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: The Revenge of Kitty Galore,” $4.1 million.