It was pretty clear that the Neill Blomkamp sci-fi thriller, Elysium, would be #1 at the Box Office this weekend. What maybe couldn’t be predicted, was just how little the film made. It opened up to tepid reviews, and the $30mil pull at the Box Office is the result of that.
Elysium also was going up against We’re the Millers, Planes, and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters all this weekend. The all graced the Top 5, along with 2 Guns. The biggest success would have to go to Millers, because the film was projected to pull in only $20mil and probably cost about the same.
I’m hoping that the failure of Planes gives Disney the insight to STOP MAKING CARS/PLANES MOVIES. No one cares. John Lasseter, I don’t care about the Matchbox Cars and model trains you played with as a kid, this has to end. Both Cars 2 and Planes have bombed out, just give it up and convince Brad Bird to make Incredibles 2. End of Rant. Below, are the rest of the Top 10 numbers.
|2.||We’re the Millers||$26,555,000||$38|
|4.||Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters||$14,600,000||$23.4|
|9.||Despicable Me 2||$5,700,000||$338.2|
|10.||Grown Ups 2||$3,700,000||$123.8|
Stay Tuned for next week, when Kick-Ass 2 hopefully takes the top spot and makes $60mil. A geek can dream right?