Matt Damon’s ‘Elysium’ Grosses $11.2M on Opening Day, On Pace to Win Weekend Box Office

Elysium is slowly but surely climbing to the top of the weekend box office, according to Friday’s numbers.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new Matt Damon sci-fi flick, directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9), grossed some $11.2 million on its opening day. The film, also starring Jodie Foster and Diego Luna, is projected to finish the weekend on top with around $30 million.

The weekend’s other newbies finished Friday as follows: We’re the Millers, which opened on Wednesday, grossed $8.5 million; Disney’s Planes grossed $8.1 million on its opening day; the week’s other midweek opener Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters grossed $4.9 million.

[Lead image courtesy of TriStar Pictures]