[News] Weekend Box Office Wrap Up


It was a very slow weekend at the box office, with most films failing to break $10 million yet again.

Coming in at number 1 this weekend is the concert film “One Direction: This Is Us” with $17 million. It wasn’t going to take much to crack the top spot during a slow weekend like this, so it’s no surprise that fans were able to propel This Is Us to number 1.

Coming in at number 2 is Lee Daniels’ The Butler with $14.7 million. The historical drama continues to feed off strong word of mouth and is now up to a solid $70 million after three weeks. We’re the Millers comes in at number 3 with $12.6 million, dropping only 3% from last weekend. The Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis comedy’s domestic total is now up to an incredible $109 million.

In at number 4 is “Planes” with $7.7 million, which brings its total up to $70 million. Much like “We’re the Millers”, “Planes” retained almost all of its audience, dropping only 9% from last weekend. Rounding out the top 5 (and coming out of nowhere) is “Instructions Not Included” with $7.5 million on only 347 screens. “Instructions” was distributed under Lionsgate’s relatively new Pantelion label, which focuses on features for Latin American audiences.

The number 6 film this weekend is “Elysium” with $6.3 million, which brings its domestic total up to a solid $78 million. Unfortunately, the sci-fi blockbuster cost $115 million to make, and is well below the $115 million domestic tally set by Neill Blomkamp’s first film, District 9. At number 7 is “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” with $5.2 million. Now at $22 million domestic, this first film in a planned franchise might be the only one made.

“The World’s End” falls to number 8 this weekend with $4.7 million. While Ethan Hawke’s thriller “Getaway” comes in at a very disappointing number 9 with $4.5 million. Despite a heavy marketing push, the film simply could not make a splash during this slow holiday weekend. Not even pop star Selena Gomez, who gets roped into Hawke’s race against time to save his wife, could boost ‘Getaway‘s” profile. In at number 10 is “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” with $4.4 million. The film is now up to $45 million total, barely half of its $90 million budget.


Culled from Box Office Mojo

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