Sci-fi thriller Elysium tops US box-office
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Science-fiction thriller Elysium took top spot in the North American box-office this weekend, beating out competition from raunchy Jennifer Aniston comedy We're The Millers, estimates showed on Sunday.
Starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, Elysium is set in a dystopian future where the poor have been left to inhabit a ruined Earth while the rich live on a luxurious space station.
The movie, written and directed by South African filmmaker Neil Blomkamp (District 9), earned US$30.5 million (S$38.3 million) in its opening three days, estimated figures from box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations showed.
In second place was Aniston's R-rated comedy We're The Millers, which stars the former Friends actress and Jason Sudeikis in a romp about a bogus family attempting to smuggle drugs into the United States from Mexico.