On a crowded box-office weekend, where four new films will fight for No. 1,
The sci-fi flick starring
Its only real rival is likely to be the 3-D animated
On Wednesday, the R-rated comedy
The mid-budget "Millers," costarring
The movie is the second feature film from South African native
"Elysium" was financed by Media Rights Capital for $115 million, but is being distributed and marketed by
As for "Planes," not only does the movie have to contend with three other debuts this weekend, it also will face competition from other animated movies still in the marketplace.
"We're the Millers" is almost certain to be a hit for
Those who saw the film Wednesday enjoyed it, assigning it an average grade of A-, according to market research firm CinemaScore. The comedy is the first release for Sudeikis since leaving
"Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," financed by Fox and the Seelig Group for $90 million, is expected to launch with far less than the original film did in 2010. After starting off with $31.2 million in the U.S. and Canada, "Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief" went on to gross $226.5 million -- roughly 60% of which came from overseas.
Based on a beloved bestselling novel by Rick Riordan, the original "Percy Jackson" movie was met with lackluster reviews. So far, the sequel is faring even worse with critics: On Thursday, the film had notched a 33% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, compared with a 49% grade for the original.
"Sea of Monsters" stars