WKYT | Lexington, Kentucky | News

'Elysium' tops box office with $30.5 million

The dystopic science fiction thriller "Elysium" topped the weekend box office with $30.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, enough to beat three newcomers, including the Jennifer Aniston comedy "We

MGN Online

NEW YORK (AP) - The dystopian science fiction thriller "Elysium" topped the weekend box office with $30.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, enough to beat three newcomers, including the Jennifer Aniston comedy "We're the Millers."

Sony's "Elysium," directed by Neill Blomkamp and starring Matt Damon, matched expectations, but still opened 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.

In second was Warner Bros. R-rated comedy "We're the Millers." It took in $26.6 million over the weekend, and $38 million since opening Tuesday night.

Disney's "Cars" spinoff "Planes" opened with $22.5 million. Fox's "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," a sequel from the series of young adult novels based on Greek mythology, came in fourth with a $14.6 million opening.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 219179341 - wkyt.com/a?a=219179341
Gray Television, Inc.