Box Office Recap: What Happened over the Weekend?

June 4th, 2013

Box Office Recap: What Happened over the Weekend?

During its first week in theaters, "Now You See Me" trumped Shyamalan's newest release, landing in second place. Jesse Eisenberg stars as an illusionist who is not a typical Las Vegas showman. The repercussions of his illusions extend far beyond the theater seats. With his colleagues, the magician pulls off heists that have the whole world in an uproar. The film debuted with $28,050,000. "Now You See Me" has a PG-13 rating for mature content, action, and language.

"After Earth" earned $27 million during its first weekend in theaters. Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith star as a father-son team who accidentally land on the planet Earth. No longer a welcoming and beautiful planet, Earth is now a hostile and uninhabitable environment. Young Kitai must battle for his survival. The latest film from director M. Night Shyamalan has a PG-13 rating for disturbing images and sci-fi action violence.
Continuing Films

"Fast & Furious 6" managed to keep first place in overall box office rankings, bringing in an additional $34,540,000. Since its opening, the movie has earned over $170 million. After pulling off a successful heist, the street racers are living the high life in various countries. The only catch is that they cannot return back home. A new deal may change all that, however, and send the racers home once again. Mayhem, action, violence, language, and mature content contribute to the film's PG-13 rating.

During the weekend of May 31, "Epic" earned $16,400,000 in box office profits. Teenage M.K. is dubious when her eccentric father tells her about the Leafmen, small forest warriors with a big mission. After the teenager ends up inside the Leafmen's miniaturized realm, she has to fulfill her unexpected destiny and save both worlds. The animated film has brought in more than $65 million overall. The family-friendly film has a PG rating for mild action, rude language, and some scary images.
"Star Trek Into Darkness" has performed well, with more than $181 million in box office profits. This past weekend, J.J. Abram's sci-fi epic earned $16,400,000, tying with "Epic." After returning to Earth and expecting to find peace, the crew of the Enterprise instead realizes that their home planet is in grave and immediate danger. Headstrong as ever, Captain Kirk will not sit idly by and watch his planet suffer. The film's PG-13 rating is due to intense sci-fi action and violence.

"The Hangover Part III" saw earnings of $15,930,000. In total, the comedy has earned over $88 million. The Wolfpack cannot stay out of trouble. The friends are trying to get their lives together after Alan suffers a personal tragedy. When a dangerous man discovers the group's connection to Mr. Chow, the pals end up right back in the fray. The comedy has an R rating for pervasive language, brief graphic nudity, strong mature references, violence, and drug content.

"Iron Man 3" had weekend profits of $8,006,000. The movie has brought in over $384 million in total. After a terrorist called the Mandarin starts wreaking havoc on the country, the world looks to one man to save the day. What nobody suspects is that Iron Man is undergoing an intense personal crisis, doubting everything about his superhero abilities. "Iron Man 3" has a PG-13 rating for brief sensuality and intense action and violence.
Movies to DVD

"Identity Thief" arrives out on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday, June 4. When a businessman notices his funds mysteriously draining from his account, he knows something fishy is going on. Figuring out that he is the target of an identity thief is not hard, but the thief is the last woman he was expecting. The R rating is due to mature content and language.

"A Good Day to Die Hard" stars Bruce Willis as John McClane, the New York detective with a tough side. When he learns that his son is in trouble, McClane heads to unfamiliar territory to face an all-too-familiar battle against unfriendly forces. This installment in the "Die Hard" series has an R rating for language and violence.
"Escape from Planet Earth" tells the tale of two brothers. One is the brains, while the other is all brawn. When the heroic brother answers a distress call from a mysterious planet called Earth, he ends up in grave danger. Only one person will come to his aid: his nerdy brother. The family-friendly animated movie has a PG rating for mild rude humor and action.

"Warm Bodies" is available to own on June 4. R is a zombie who longs for human warmth and happiness. His chance comes when he meets Julie, but it will be tough for him to win the heart, and not the brain, of a human girl. "Warm Bodies" has a PG-13 rating for zombie violence and language.