Over the weekend, the newest science fiction film from director Neill Blomkamp reigned over the box office. Elysium grossed $11 million on Friday (including Thursday previews) and ended up winning the weekend with an estimated $30.5 million or roughly $9,500 per theater with $4.9 million of its domestic opening coming from 328 IMAX screens. The film stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, opened on Friday in 3,284 theaters.
The second place winner was We Are The Millers from New Line and Warner Bros. It opened Wednesday with $6.8 million in 3,260 theaters. It ended up taking a strong second place for the weekend with about $26.5 million or $8,100 per location and scoring an impressive $38 million take in its first five days. It stars Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, and Will Poulter.
Disney’s Planes did not fare as expected. It hit third place over the weekend with $22.5 million in 3,702 theaters.
In fourth place landed the sequel film, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. It opened last Wednesday in 2,907 theaters and bringing in $5.4 million its opening day. So far, it has grossed $23.4 million in its first five days. The film is based on the novels of the same name by Rick Riordan and once again starring Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson and Alexandra Daddario, this time joined by Stanley Tucci and Nathan Fillion.
A huge drop for the Denzel Washington-Mark Wahlberg crime-comedy team-up 2 Guns from Universal. The film dropped to fifth place over the weekend with $11.1 million, down 59% from its opening weekend. It has grossed $48.4 million in its first ten days.
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