Elysium Paces the Box Office With 30.5M

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Box Office Wrap Up: Aug 9-11

Elysium tops a very crowded weekend

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Sony’s science fiction thriller “Elysium” topped the weekend box office with $30.5 million, while Warner Bros. R-rated comedy We’re the Millers stripped the audience of $26.5 million for the weekend and an impressive $38 million since its debut on Wednesday. Family fare took third and fourth place as Disney’s PG-rated Planes crashed the weekend with $22.5 million and Fox’s family-friendly PG-rated Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters sailed through the weekend with $14.6 million and $23.45 million since its Wednesday opening. The Top 5 is rounded out by last week’s number one film, 2 Guns from Universal with another $11.1 million and nearly $50 million after just 10 days in release.

Elysium directed by Neill Blomkamp and starring Matt Damon, opened in line with expectations, but still debuted somewhat modestly for a $115 million action film. It couldn’t match Blomkamp’s previous film, the $30 million “District 9,” which opened with $37.4 million in August 2009.

1. “Elysium,” $30.5 million ($10.9 million international).

2. “We’re the Millers,” $26.6 million.

3. “Planes,” $22.5 million.

4. “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” $14.6 million ($9.8 million international).

5. “2 Guns,” $11.1 million.

6. “Smurfs 2,” $9.5 million ($34.6 million international).

7. “The Wolverine,” $8 million ($18 million international).

8. “The Conjuring,” $6.7 million ($9.9 million international).

9. “Despicable Me 2,” $5.7 million ($12.2 million international).

10. “Grown Ups 2,” $3.7 million ($6.6 million international).

 

 

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