Sci-fi thriller Elysium tops US box-officeCulture Desk
Science-fiction thriller, Elysium, took top spot in the North American box-office this weekend, beating out competition from raunchy Jennifer Aniston comedy, We’re The Millers, estimates showed Sunday, reports Hindustan Times.
Starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, Elysium, is set in a dystopian future where the poor have been left to inhabit a ruined Earth while the rich live on a luxurious space station. The movie, written and directed by South African filmmaker Neil Blomkamp (District 9), earned $30.5 million in its opening three days, estimated figures from box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations showed.
In second place was Aniston’s R-rated comedy, We’re The Millers, which stars the former, Friends, actress and Jason Sudeikis in a romp about a bogus family attempting to smuggle drugs into the United States from Mexico.
The film took $26.6 million over the three-day weekend, placing it just ahead of Disney’s latest animated offering Planes. An effective spin-off of the hugely successful, Cars franchise, Planes took $22.5 million to place third. Fourth place was occupied by another debutant, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, the latest adaptation based on the book series by Rick Riordan about a schoolboy who is in fact the son of the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon. The film took $14.6 million.
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