As expected, Matt Damon and Elysium topped the weekend box office, raking in some $30.5 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The sci-fi thriller beat out Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis‘ comedy We’re the Millers and Disney’s latest animated flick Planes, which took in $26.6 million and $22.5 million, respectively.
With its weekend ticket sales, We’re the Millers‘ five-day total (it opened on Aug. 7) now stands at $38 million.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and 2 Guns round out the weekend’s top five.
On deck for next week: Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Kick-Ass 2, Jobs and Paranoia. And for the very patient Directioners, there are two more Fridays to get through before This is Us opens.
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We’re going to skip the puns (like “claw,” “slice” and “slash”) and get to the point: Wolverine won the weekend box office.
It wasn’t great, with $55 million domestically (for comparison, X-Men Origins: Wolverine opened to the tune of $85.1 million four years ago), but Hugh Jackman‘s latest superhero flick made enough to beat The Conjuring and Despicable Me 2, which finished the weekend with $22.1 million and $16 million, respectively. [via The Hollywood Reporter]
The animated snail tail Turbo and Adam Sandler‘s Grown Ups sequel round out the top five.
Wolverine follows dear Logan (Jackman) in the Yukon, where he’s been living as a “normal” person. When an old friend from Japan asks the title hero for some help, the latter emerges as more powerful than ever.
On deck for August: Elysium, We’re the Millers, Kick-Ass 2, Jobs , The World’s End and the movie we’ve all been waiting far too long for, One Direction: This Is Us.
It was a battle of families at the box office this weekend, but in the end, the Lamberts in the supernatural horror flick Insidious: Chapter 2 won top spot.
The sequel to 2011’s Insidious grossed some $41 million in North America, beating out the Robert De Niro mob action comedy The Family ($14.5 million), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Riddick, Lee Daniels’ The Butler and We’re the Millers round out the top five.
Insidious: Chapter 2‘s opening weekend comes as a huge victory for director James Wan and the folks at FilmDistrict, as the sequel was made on a budget of $5 million.
The scarefest, which opened on a fitting Friday the 13th, finds Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne reprising their roles as Josh and Renai Lambert.
On deck for the rest of September: Prisoners, Rush and Don Jon.