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Weekends at the box office with Alex Witt

Matt Damon and Jodie Foster’s Elysium thrilled sci-fi fans and topped the box office this weekend.  Director Neill Blomkamp’s film grossed $30,400,000 and gave
A handout picture provided by NBC Universal on 13 February 2013 shows US actress Jodie Foster receiving the Cecil B. Demille award from US actor Robert Downey Jr (R) during the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in...
A handout picture provided by NBC Universal on 13 February 2013 shows US actress Jodie Foster receiving the Cecil B. Demille award from US actor Robert...

Matt Damon and Jodie Foster’s Elysium thrilled sci-fi fans and topped the box office this weekend.  Director Neill Blomkamp’s film grossed $30,400,000 and gave Matt Damon his sixth-biggest opening weekend.

We’re The Millers, another R-rated movie, also led the box office this weekend.  Jennifer Aniston played a stripper turned make-believe wife to a small-time drug dealer played by Jason Sudeikis. Five days after its Wednesday opening, the comedy almost earned back its entire budget making $38,044,000.

Disney’s Planes soared into third place making $22,525,000 this weekend. The movie was originally planned to fly straight to DVD, but Disney redirected it to theaters in 3D. The poorly-reviewed sequel to Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief showed anything but Olympian strength at  theaters. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters placed fourth. Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington’s 2 Guns rounded out the top five at the box office, grossing $11,128,000 .

How did you spend your weekend at the movies? Comment below!