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'Elysium' takes No. 1 at box office with $30.5 million

Matt Damon is seen in this still from the 2013 film, 'Elysium.'

August 11, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Box office estimates show the weekend movie winner is the sci-fi thriller "Elysium," which raked in $30.5 million.

The action movie, starring Matt Damon and directed by Neill Blomkamp, premiered this weekend and met industry expectations.

It cost about $115 million to make. It couldn't quite match Blomkamp's previous film, "District 9," which cost $30 million to make and took in $37 million when it opened four years ago.

"We're the Millers" came in at No. 2 with $26.6 million, Disney's "Planes" was second with $22.5 million, "Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters" was third with $14.6 million, and rounding out the top five is last week's No. 1 film "2 Guns" with $11 million.

The top 10 films of the weekend were:

1. "Elysium," ($10.9 million international).
2. "We're the Millers," $26.6 million.
3. "Planes," $22.5 million.
4. "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," $14.6 million.
5. "2 Guns," $11.1 million.
6. "Smurfs 2," $9.5 million ($34.6 million international).
7. "The Wolverine," $8 million.
8. "The Conjuring," $6.7 million.
9. "Despicable Me 2," $5.7 million.
10. "Grown Ups 2," $3.7 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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