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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.



Friday, August 16, 2013

In theaters NOW



It is friday ladies and gents which only means one thing, the weekend is here yet again !!! Here's the latest batch of films in theaters, and the big question is will Matt Damon's "Elysium" remain box office champ ? or will the sequel "Kick-Ass 2" literally Kick its ass outta the number one position ! However it may play itself out we'll have the results here for you monday. Enjoy the weekend people !! 

Lee Daniels' The Butler



LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family. Forest Whitaker stars as the butler with Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, and many more. Academy Award® nominated Lee Daniels (PRECIOUS) directs and co-wrote the script with Emmy®-award winning Danny Strong (GAME CHANGE).


Kick-Ass 2


Dave (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), aka Kick-Ass, and Mindy (Chloë Grace Moretz), aka Hit Girl, are trying to live as normal teenagers and briefly form a crimefighting team. After Mindy is busted and forced to retire as Hit Girl, Dave joins a group of amateur superheroes led by Col. Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), a reformed mobster. Just as Dave and company start to make a real difference on the streets, the villain formerly known as Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) rears his head yet again.


Jobs


Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matthew Whiteley, shot by Oscar-winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter and produced by Mark Hulme, JOBS details the major moments and defining characters that influenced Steve Jobs on a daily basis from 1971 through 2001. JOBS plunges into the depths of his character, creating an intense dialogue-driven story that is as much a sweeping epic as it is an immensely personal portrait of Steve Jobs' life. 


Paranoia


In this high-stakes thriller, Adam Cassidy (Liam Hemsworth) is a charming, blue collar guy trying to get ahead in his entry-level job at Wyatt Telecom. But after one costly and illegal mistake, Adam is confronted by ruthless CEO Nicholas Wyatt. He won’t turn Adam in under one condition: Adam must agree to infiltrate the competition as a corporate spy. Adam soon finds himself packaged for success, surrounded by glamorous boardrooms, expensive cars, and a life he only dreamed of. But behind the scenes, Wyatt is pulling the strings - stopping at nothing, even murder, to win a multi-billion dollar advantage. Realizing he's nothing more than a pawn in his boss's ruthless game, Adam's only way out - is to go in deeper. 



 




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