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.

 Title Weekend Total
1.  Elysium $30,500,000 $30.5
2.  We’re the Millers $26,555,000 $38
3.  Planes $22,525,000 $22.5
4.  Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters $14,600,000 $23.4
5.  2 Guns $11,128,000 $48.5
6.  Smurfs 2 $9,500,000 $46.6
7.  The Wolverine $8,000,000 $111.9
8.  The Conjuring $6,700,000 $120.7
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?