This weekend found no less than four new films opening wide in North America, but Matt Damon didn’t sweat the competition as his latest film “Elysium” easily took the top spot at the Friday box office.
The Sony sci-fi film scored $11.2 million in its opening frame, while the comedy “We’re the Millers” earned $8.5 million and Disney’s “Planes” flew to a disappointing $8.1 million.
The Jennifer Aniston-Jason Sudeikis comedy “Millers” eked ahead of “Planes” on Friday, picking up $8.5 million compared to the cartoon’s $8.1 million. The two films will be in a close race for second place for the weekend.
Since opening Tuesday, “Millers” has made a solid $19.9 million.
“Planes” comes from the world of Disney-Pixar’s “Cars,” but will have a hard time flying as high as those films. It will likely earn around $23 million for the weekend. The critically drubbed film was originally intended to be straight-to-DVD, and was produced by DisneyToon Studios as opposed to Pixar.
Look for complete weekend box office estimates tomorrow on HitFix.