#1 Elysium from TriStar opened at #1 with a gross of $29.8 million in 3,284 theaters. Budget was $115 million.
#2 We’re The Millers from Warner Bros. opened at #2 with a gross of $264 million in 3,260 theaters. Total gross to date is $37.9 million. Budget was $37 million.
#3 Planes from Buena Vista opened at #3 with a gross of $22.2 million in 3,702 theaters. Budget was $50 million.
#4 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters from 20th Century Fox opened at #4 with a gross of $14.4 million in 3,031 theaters. Total gross to date is $23.3 million. Budget was $90 million.
#5 2 Guns from Universal fell from #1 to #5 with a gross of $11.2 million (-58.4%) in 3,028 theaters (+3). Total gross to date is $48.6 million. Budget was $61 million.
#6 The Smurfs 2 from Sony/Columbia fell from #3 to #6 with a gross of $9.3 million (-46.8%) in 3,867 theaters (+1). Total gross to date is $46.5 million. Budget was $105 million.
#7 The Wolverine from 20th Century Fox fell from #2 to #7 with a gross of $8 million (-62.4%) in 2,867 theaters (-1,057). Total gross to date is $112 million. Budget was $120 million.
#8 The Conjuring from Warner Bros. fell from #4 to #8 with a gross of $6.6 million (-49.1%) in 2,650 theaters (-465). Total gross to date is $120.7 million. Budget was $20 million.
#9 Despicable Me 2 from Universal fell from #5 to #9 with a gross of $5.9 million (-41.6%) in 2,395 theaters (-812). Total gross to date is $338.5 million. Budget was $76 million.
#10 Grown Ups 2 from Sony/Columbia fell from #6 to #10 with a gross of $3.6 million (-54.1%) in 2,102 theaters (-973). Total gross to date is $123.8 million. Budget was $80 million.
#11 Turbo from 20th Century Fox fell from #7 to #11 with a gross of $2.4 million (-62.3%) in 1,771 theaters (-1,214). Total gross to date is $75.1 million. Budget was $135 million.
#12 Blue Jasmine from Sony Classics rose from #14 to #12 with a gross of $2.3 million (+26.2%) in 119 theaters (+69). Total gross to date is $19.7 million. Budget was $6 million.
The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $142.3. million.
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Preditions for this weekend before I forget yet again. (though maybe I shouldn’t, much easier to stay number one if you aren’t making too many picks to drag your average down. But then I feel guilty for not making them)
1. The Butler – unfortunately is probably going to kick the Gludious Maimus of number 2.
2. Kick Ass 2 – going to get it’s ass kicked
3. we’re the millers –
4. Elysium –
5. Planes –
Agreed CougRon- I hate getting busy and remembering sometime Saturday afternoon.
Though I do have to comment that the scarcity of updates on some weeks does slow my interest (and/or drop my attention span.) If there’s no score update or the show notes aren’t posted here (I’d prefer to wait & post there, if I can) it seems to help sap my interest. (Though I will cop to missing the podcast the last few weeks, but it takes time– 1:40 last week? C’mon guys! I don’t have THAT much drive time!)
Ok, that’s my 2 cents spent. so here we go:
1) The Butler- know nothing of this until few weeks ago, but it really does look good.
2) Kick Ass 2- while this I’ve know about for a while. Not so interested in the story this time around, and seen very few ads for it.
3) Elysium- the rest of the list is straight drop. This holds for another week at #3.
4) We’re the Millers- CougRon may be on to something, I’ve seen several comedies like this do the slow fall of the top 5.
5) Planes- little advertising and not-Pixar, does this exist only to sell toys? But it’s hedging too- Jobs could edge in (Paranoia, despite the all the ads I’ve seen, looks kinda lazy, doesn’t it?) but seriously, Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs??? Nah.