'We're the Millers' & 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters' Grab Top 2 Spots on Opening Day; 'Despicable Me 2' Cracks $330 Million Domestically

on August 08, 2013 by Shawn Robbins
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Warner Bros.' We're the Millers took first place on its opening day. The comedy grabbed $6.78 million on Wednesday, including $1.7 million from Tuesday night shows. Millers is targeting a five-day opening frame around $30 million, although it remains to be seen if Elysium (opening Friday) will take away any of the comedy's male audience.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters posted $5.453 million on Wednesday after grabbing a modest $853k on Tuesday evening. The fantasy-adventure sequel is performing noticeably below its 2010 predecessor's levels after one day. That being said, the first film debuted on a Friday leading into a double-holiday weekend. Sea of Monsters will face additional competition for the family audience when Planes opens on Friday, however, the young adult audience will more likely favor Jackson.

The Smurfs 2 was down 55.4 percent from its opening day last Wednesday to $2.32 million yesterday, making for a $34.97 million domestic cume through 8 days of release. By comparison, the sequel is running 42.8 percent behind the same-day total of 2011's first film.

Universal reports that 2 Guns bagged another $2.18 million yesterday. That's off 31 percent from Tuesday's gross and bumps the film's domestic total up to $35.38 million after 6 days. 2 Guns is another film that will have to compete for the male audience with the opening of Elysium tomorrow.

The Wolverine added another $1.975 million yesterday, off 54.5 percent from the same day last week. Fox's standalone sequel has tallied $102.2 million since opening 13 days ago and is currently running 3.7 percent behind the pace of X-Men: First Class.

Meanwhile, Despicable Me 2 took in another $1.45 million yesterday and reached a new domestic total of $331.18 million. Warner Bros.' The Conjuring added $1.35 million, increasing its total to $112.77 million.

Tags: We're the Millers, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, 2 Guns, The Smurfs 2, The Wolverine, Despicable Me 2, The Conjuring
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