Last weekend, with “Elysium” and “Planes” rolling out, should have been the last big box office weekend of the summer of 2013.
Which is why Universal slipped the critically-derided sequel “Kick Ass 2” into this weekend. One last taste of comic book before cinema turns more serious in the fall, right?
Will the first “fall” films — “The Butler”, for instance — take the box office title away from this fanboy fave? Maybe.
Box Office Mojo calls it $24 million for “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” edging “Kick Ass,” with “Jobs,” the other big bio-pic, earning under $10 and “Paranoia”, a weak thriller with weaker reviews, only managing $6.6.
Box office Guru is calling it $22 for “Kick Ass” and $20 for “The Butler.
“We’re the Millers,” from last weekend, has actually out-performed “Elysium” on some weekdays and may hold more audience than the sci-fi film this weekend. I’d say that was a long shot, though.