Showing posts with label Elysium. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Elysium. Show all posts

Monday, September 02, 2013

Box Office RESULTS August 30, 2013 - September 1, 2013

Alright ladies and gents, here are the latest box office results. The conversation for a lot of the summer has revolved around how bad so many of this year's movies have been and yet, Exhibitor Relations reports it was a record summer at the domestic box office with this year's crop of films estimated to have brought in $4.75 billion (10.5% over 2012) with 582 million tickets sold, the highest number of tickets since 2007.

Leading the charge on this final weekend was Morgan Spurlock's One Direction: This is Us concert documentary, which opened with an estimated $17 millionand received an "A" CinemaScore from the groupies in attendance. Expectations are for the film to cross $20.5 million by the end of the four day weekend.
Moving on to the Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez thriller Getaway I have to wonder, what kept fans away? Was it the 2% RottenTomatoes rating or were the trailers enough? Maybe it was simply word of mouth as opening night audiences gave it a "C+" CinemaScore, which pretty much translates to an "F" and for good reason, the movie is terrible and it reflects in its $4.5 million opening.
The biggest news of this weekend, however, is the staying power of Lee Daniels' The Butler, which only dropped 11% in its second weekend for $14.7 million, bringing its domestic cume to $74 million. Oscar talk may be ramping up with screenings out of Telluride and Venice, but The Butler is putting money where its mouth is and has assured us it will be part of the conversation over the coming award season. 
Below that we have Focus' new thriller Closed Circuit, which the studio opened on Wednesday and played in only 862 theaters this weekend and it wasn't playing to full houses. The film brought in an estimated $2.5 million and it's likely the last time we'll even hear of it.
Just below Closed Circuit is Wong Kar Wai's Grandmaster, which expanded into 749 theaters this weekend and brought home $2.4 million. Check out the list below for the remainder of the top 12 films in theaters. 


TriStar Pictures (Sony)

The Weinstein Company

New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.)

Walt Disney Pictures

Lionsgate (Pantelion Films)

TriStar Pictures (Sony)

Screen Gems (Sony)

Focus Features

Warner Bros. Pictures

20th Century Fox

Sony Pictures Classics


Monday, August 19, 2013

Box Office RESULTS August 16, 2013 - August 18, 2013

 Lee Daniels' The Butler, a historical drama with an all-star cast that includes Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Jane Fonda, John Cusack, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden and more took the box office crown this past weekend. It opened in first place with an estimated $25 million in 2,933 theaters, averaging roughly $8,500 per theater and surpassing most of the pre-weekend projections as it scored a solid A CinemaScore, which bodes well for long legs similar to the 2011 hit "The Help.'

The Jennifer Aniston-Jason Sudekis R-rated road comedy We're the Millers (New Line/WB) continued to do well based on opening weekend word-of-mouth, remaining in second place for a second week in a row with $17.8 million, down just 33% from last week, the smallest drop in the Top 10. It has grossed $69.5 million and stands a good chance to cross $100 million by summer's end.

Third place was a tight race but according to estimates, it went to Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi action flick Elysium (Sony), starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, which dropped 54% from its first place opening weekend and is just slightly ahead of another new movie with $13.6 million and $55.9 million grossed so far. Elysium opened in 20 new territories this weekend and added another $22 million overseas to bring its international total to $37.7 million and worldwide total to $93.6 million. It opened in 8 Western European markets including France, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland.

The dark action movie sequel Kick-Ass 2 (Universal), based on the comic books by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. and starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Jim Carrey, failed to find much of an audience in its opening weekend, came in at number 4, bringing in an estimated $13.6 million in 2,940 theaters according to estimates. That's a significantly lower opening than the $19.8 million opening for the original movie roughly three years ago, following the recent trend of sequels not doing nearly as well as their earlier installments that has pervaded this summer for the most part.

Coming in right behind it with $13.1 million was another opener from last week, Disney's Planes, which has grossed $45.1 million domestic and $7.3 million at the international box office where it opened in 9 territories this weekend.

Check the list below for the rest of the results and we'll see you guys again on friday with the latest batch of films in theaters.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Box Office Results

Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi action flick Elysium (Sony), the director's follow-up to the acclaimed District 9, this one starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, opened on Friday in 3,284 theaters. After grossing $11 million on Friday including Thursday previews, it won 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. That was less than the breakout opening for District 9, which opened in early August 2009 with $37.3 million on its way to a $215 million global box office total. Elysium also opened in 17 markets overseas including Russia, where it opened at #1 with $6.8 million, and in Taiwan, also #1 with $1.7 million, to add another $10.9 million to its domestic take. Sony Pictures International will be expanding Blomkamp's film to more markets over the coming weeks. Check the list for the rest of the top 15 films at the box office and we'll see you guys on friday !

This WeekMovie
Weekend Gross


2We're the Millers$26.42M


4Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 3D$14.40M

52 Guns$11.25M

6The Smurfs 2$9.33M

7The Wolverine$8.02M

8The Conjuring$6.63M

9Despicable Me 2$5.92M

10Grown Ups 2$3.65M


12Blue Jasmine$2.35M

13Chennai Express$2.22M

14The Heat$1.97M

15RED 2$1.94M

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