Weekend Box Office- August 9-11, 2013

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Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium opened up at number one on a very busy late summer weekend. There were four new releases fighting for your hard earned money and when it came down to it Matt Damon and Jodie Foster edged out Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis…barely.

Elysium, Blomkamp’s follow-up to his Oscar nominated [amazon_link id=”B002SJIO5E” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]District 9[/amazon_link], brought in $30.5 million which is short on expectations for the sci-fi flick. We’re the Millers may have come in second, but it looks like the real winner of the weekend. The R-rated comedy was neck and neck with Elysium all weekend finishing with $26.5 million and since its release last Wednesday has grossed $38 million effectively making its budget back in the first weekend.

The other two releases, Disney’s Planes and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters finished third and fourth respectively. For Planes it is not bad news because this was originally supposed to be a direct-to-DVD Cars spinoff and Disney decided for a quick theatrical release and managed $22 million in the opening weekend.

1. Elysium- $30.5 million/ $30.5 million

2. We’re the Millers- $26.5/ $38.0

3. Planes- $22.5/ $22.5

4. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters- $14.6/ $23.4

5. 2 Guns- $11.1/ $48.5

6. The Smurfs 2- $9.5/ $46.6

7. The Wolverine- $8.0/ $111.9

8. The Conjuring- $6.7/ $120.7

9. Despicable Me 2- $5.7/ $338.2

10. Grown Ups 2- $3.7/ $123.8

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