NEW YORK (AP) — Neill Blomkamp's science-fiction thriller "Elysium" led a crowded field at the box office, topping the weekend with $29.8 million.
That was enough to best Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston's comedy "We're the Millers," the "Cars" spinoff "Planes," and the fantasy sequel "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters." But despite stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, the $115 million "Elysium" still fell short of Blomkamp's debut, 2009's Oscar-nominated "District 9."
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com, are:
Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.