It’s probably not a big surprise to anyone that the documentary/concert film One Direction: This is Us took the top spot at the box office this weekend. To me what’s surprising that it only took in $17M; I know it’s a holiday weekend (happy Labor Day to our stateside readers; enjoy the holiday!) but this Renegade Reporter still expected the movie about the popular boy band to at least pull down twenty million or so.
In other news, Lee Daniels’ The Butler continues on strong word of mouth to take second place, and We’re the Millers is the comedy that keep on trucking in third place. Here’s the complete weekend breakdown with cumes:
1 One Direction: This is Us – $17.0M ($17.0M total)
2 Lee Daniels’ The Butler – $14.7M ($74.0M total)
3 We’re the Millers – $12.6M ($109.6M total)
4 Planes – $7,.8M ($70.8M total)
5 Instructions Not Included – $7.5M ($7.5M total)
6 Elysium – $6.3M ($78.4M total)
7 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones – $5.2M ($22.7M total)
8 The World’s End – $4.8M ($16.6M total)
9 Getaway – $4,5M ($4.5M total)
10 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters – $4.4M ($55.0M total)
Ethan Hawke’s Getaway didn’t perform very well this weekend huh? I did not see the flock but most reviews were not favorable; surprising given Hawke’s decent track record when it comes to picking decent to stellar flicks. And I think it’s fair to say that Instructions Not Included surprised some folks by hitting #5 this weekend. Finally, the horror fan in me is disappointed to see that You’re Next dropped completely out of the top ten in only it’s second weekend of release, landing at #12 with only $4.0M for the weekend ($13.3M overall). I know I only gave it a 7.0/10 in my review, but still feel it’s a suspense slasher worth seeing.
Next weekend’s big release is Riddick, which sees the character finally making his return to the big screen after almost a decade (2004’s The Chronicles of Riddick). Are any of you guys and gals going to see Vin Diesel take on scary nocturnal monsters and mercenaries with his unique, purplish night vision?
Weekend box office estimates courtesy of Box Office Mojoby