Weekend Box Office – ‘Elysium’ at the top, but disappoints

Posted: August 11, 2013 in Movies

Matt Damon’s realistic sci-fi action thriller Elysium debuted in the top spot this weekend but it didn’t pull in the numbers that critics originally thought it would.  With a budget of $115M, the film only managed to pull in $30M.  While $30M isn’t terrible, it’s certainly not what is expected from an action title from an A-list star like Damon.

The weekends big winner is probably the ensemble comedy We’re The Millers, bringing in $26.5M over the weekend, but with a Wednesday release the film has already pulled in $38M, more than its budget of $37M.

Third this weekend at the box office was the Disney animated feature Planes, a Cars-like film, that was panned by critics and only managed to pull in $22M.  The film, which uses a lot of stock footage, only had a budget of $50M – relatively low for a Disney animated film.

Rounding out the top five at the box office was the action-adventure title Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and the Mark Wahlberg/Denzel Washington action film 2 Guns.   The films made $14M and $11M respectively.

Here is the full top 10:

*Numbers in millions* (TOTAL)

1) Elysium – $30.4 (NEW)

2) We’re the Millers – $26.5 ($38)

3) Planes – $22.5 (NEW)

4) Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters – $14.6 (NEW)

5) 2 Guns – $11.1 ($48.5)

6) The Smurfs 2 – $9.5 ($46.6)

7) The Wolverine – $8 ($111.9)

8) The Conjuring – $6.7 ($120.7)

9) Despicable Me 2 – $5.7 ($338.3)

10) Grown Ups 2 – $3.7 ($123.8)

 

Via Box Office Mojo

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