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Weekend Report, August 12, 2013

Neill Blomkamp's much anticipated follow-up to 2009's District 9, Elysium, does not appear to be poised to change the world, but it had a fair start, all things considered. Treading similar territory to District 9, but this time with more movie stars and fewer bug-like aliens, the film managed a first place finish, while four other new releases cracked the top five. We're the Millers came in second for the weekend, but made an impressive showing nonetheless, capitalizing on a dirth of broad comedies this summer. You could argue that Planes and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters were disappointments, but the August release suggests expectations may not have been sky-high to begin with.

Elysium: $30.4M
Neill Blomkamp
WME - Phil D'Amecourt

Matt Damon
WME - Patrick Whitesell

Jodie Foster
ICM Partners - Joe Funicello

 

We're the Millers: $26.6M
Rawson Marshall Thurber
CAA - Gregory McKnight

Jason Sudeikis
CAA - Jason Heyman
Brillstein Entertainment Partners - Geoff Cheddy

Jennifer Aniston
CAA - Kevin Huvane
Brillstein Entertainment Partners - Aleen Keshishian

 

Planes: $22.5M
Dane Cook
UTA - Chris Hart

Stacy Keach
Lionel Larner Ltd. - Lionel Larner
Binder & Associates - Chuck Binder

Julia Louis-Dreyfus
CAA - Michael Rosenfeld

 

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters: $14.6M
Thor Freudenthal
Resolution - Abram Nalibotsky
Gotham Group - Peter McHugh

Logan Lerman
CAA - Kami Putnam-Heist

Alexandra Daddario
UTA - Chris Hart
McKeon-Myones Management - Mel McKeon and Laura Myones

 

2 Guns: $11.1M
Baltasar Kormakur
WME - Rich Cook
Management 360 - Jill McElroy

Denzel Washington
WME - Patrick Whitesell

Mark Wahlberg
WME - Ari Emanuel
Leverage - Stephen Levinson

 

Source: Box Office Mojo