NEW YORK — The dystopic science fiction thriller "Elysium" topped the weekend box office with $30.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, enough to beat three newcomers, including the Jennifer Aniston comedy "We're the Millers."
No. 1: 'Elysium' with $30.5 million (debut week) -- This film publicity image released by TriStar, Columbia Pictures-Sony shows Matt Damon in a scene from "Elysium." (AP Photo/TriStar, Columbia Pictures - Sony, Kimberley French)
Of all the movie villains we've met lately, few are stranger than Delacourt, Jodie Foster's evil, white-blond, power-suited and power-hungry defense official in "Elysium," the much-awaited but ultimately somewhat disappointing new film from director Neill Blomkamp.