Two wide releases opened Friday: the sci-fi effort Elysium is in first place with $11.2 million—the Disney cartoon Planes follows in third with $8.1 million. However, Planes should see the animation bump on Saturday and Sunday. Epic and The Croods (recent animated movies that opened on a Friday in the same box office range) earned 72-73% of their weekend box office on Saturday and Sunday. If Planes follows a similar path, it should reach $28-31 million for the weekend. Elysium is more likely to resemble recent actioners 2 Guns and Pacific Rim, which peaked on Friday and grossed 61-63% of their weekend box office on Saturday and Sunday. That track would also land Elysium in the $28-31 million range for the weekend, so it could be a close race.
We’re the Millers opened Wednesday and looks good in second place with $8.5 million, on its way to making back the listed $37 million budget by Monday. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters also opened Wednesday, and lags behind with a $4.9 million Friday. Check back tomorrow for full details on the weekend box office.
|2.|| We’re the Millers
|4.|| Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
|5.|| 2 Guns