BOX OFFICE: ELYSIUM Opens To $1.6M In Thursday Night Showings
Sony's highly anticipated sci-fi thriller Elysium finally opened late last night, and the Matt Damon-starrer debuted with an impressive $1.6M as it's on its way to an estimated $30M+ opening weekend.
After a couple of major misfires earlier this summer with After Earth and White House Down, Sony Pictures appears to have a box office success in the sci-fi thriller Elysium, which stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. The Neill Blomkamp-directed movie opened at 10 PM Thursday night, and grossed a solid $1.6M. Despite a crowded weekend of new releases (Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters, We're The Millers and Disney's Planes) and an R-rating, Elysium will stand out as a $30M+ opening weekend is predicted. The film, which has a reported $115M budget, may even surpass $35M. Reviews have been solid, but suggest that the movie isn't on par with Blomkamp's directorial debut, 2009's District 9 (which earned $37.4M in its opening weekend in August 2009 and made $115.6M domestically). Do you plan on checking out Elysium this weekend?
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