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Weekend B.O. Aug. 9-11 (The Dog Days Of Summer)

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act August 11, 2013 at 12:26PM

These are official the Dogs Days of Summer, but that's not stopping people going to the movies.
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Elysium

These are official the Dogs Days of Summer, but that's not stopping people going to the movies.

Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi film Elysium, as expected, was No.1 with an O.K. $30 million, less than the $37 million his previous film, District 9, opened with in 2009, which means Elysium most likely won’t make back it’s reported $115 million production budget domestically.

But, no doubt, the film will play extremely well overseas (it was basically made for the international market anyway) and will be a huge hit for Sony, which hasn’t had a good summer season this year.

The raunchy comedy We’re the Millers came in a solid second, adding to its totals since its Weds opening, and looks to be a solid hit for Warners, despite predictions by some so-called box office experts last week that the film would tank.

Disney’s cheap Cars rip-off Planes, which was originally intended as a straight-to-DVD movie, until Disney had a change of strategy a few months ago, did well, coming in third.

And that Percy Jackson sequel that no one asked for (I don’t remember the first one. Was there one?) came in fourth, with a dismal $14.6 million  which guarantees no third Percy Jackson sequel.

As for Fruitvale Station, it came in this week at No. 13 with $1,443,000, for a total to date of $13,491,000.  

1) Elysium TriS $30,400,000 
2) We're the Millers WB $26,555,000 Total: $38,044,000 
3) Planes BV $22,525,000 Total: $22,525,000 
4) Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Fox $14,600,000 Total: $23,457,000 
5) 2 Guns Uni. $11,128,000 Total: $48,517,000 
6) The Smurfs 2 Sony $9,500,000 Total: $46,600,000 
7) The Wolverine Fox $8,000,000 Total: $111,986,000 
8) The Conjuring WB $6,700,000 Total: $120,745,000
9) Despicable Me 2 Uni. $5,748,000 Total: $338,314,000
10) Grown Ups 2 Sony $3,700,000 Total: $123,800,000 
11) Blue Jasmine SPC $2,523,000 Total: $6,219,000 
12) Turbo Fox $2,250,000  Total: $75,020,000 

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