Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: August 4, 2013

Published 2 years ago by

August 4 Box Office 2 Guns Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: August 4, 2013

It was a relatively quiet weekend at the box office, with the Smurfs struggling to contend with an unconventional buddy cop pairing.

Coming in at number 1 is 2 Guns (read our review) with $27 million. The Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg action comedy performed slightly better than expected, most likely thanks to its two highly bankable leads.

At one point, the film looked to be on track for a $30+ million opening, but unfortunately 2 Guns tapered off a bit on Saturday and Sunday. Nevertheless, 2 Guns‘ opening ranks fifth all-time for Denzel Washington and sixth all-time for Wahlberg.

The Wolverine comes in at number 2 with $21 million. Now at $95 million domestic, The Wolverine is on pace with the last X-Men adventure, First Class, which did so-so at the box office but well below expectations.

That being said, The Wolverine is dominating overseas, and has grossed $254 million worldwide. Next year’s Days of Future Past might be the last time Hugh Jackman dons the adamantium claws, but we’d suspect FOX is nowhere near done with the Wolverine character.

Coming in at number 3 is The Smurfs 2 (read our review) with $18 million over the weekend, and $27 million for its first five days of release. The first Smurfs didn’t fare much better, opening with $35 million 2 years ago. But that film went on to gross $142 million thanks to strong audience retention and little competition. Smurfs 2, on the other hand, will have to contend with Disney’s Planes next week if it wants any chance of making back its budget.

smurfs 2 grouchy vanity papa smurf Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: August 4, 2013

In at number 4 is The Conjuring with $13 million, which brings its domestic total up to a very impressive $108 million. Several horror films have opened with impressive numbers this year, but none have had the staying power that The Conjuring has. Not even Paranormal Activity 3 – the most recent box office benchmark for horror – performed this well.

Despicable Me 2 comes in at number 5 with $10 million. Now at $326 million domestic and a whopping $713 million worldwide, there isn’t much more to say about Despicable Me 2 at this point, aside from the fact it’s now the fifth highest grossing animated film of all time.

The number 6 film this weekend is Grown Ups 2 with $8 million. Now at $116 million total, Grown Ups 2 is a few million shy of breaking into Adam Sandler’s personal top 10 of highest grossing films.

Coming in at number 7 is Turbo with $6.4 million. Ryan Reynolds’ animated snail movie has accrued a modest $69 million over 3 weeks, but is still well below its production budget of $135 million. If you factor in the film’s $55 million overseas tally, though, the film has a respectable $124 million worldwide.

Bruce Willis John Malkovich Anthony Hopkins RED 2 Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: August 4, 2013

RED 2 is the number 8 film this weekend with $5 million, which brings its total up to $45 million after 3 weeks. Although we wouldn’t say the film is a failure, it’s certainly tracking below its predecessor, which was at $58 million after 3 weeks.

In at number 9 is The Heat with $4.7 million. Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy’s buddy cop comedy is now up to $149 million domestic.

Rounding out the top 10 is Pacific Rim with $4.5 million, which brings its domestic total up to $92 million. While the film’s domestic take doesn’t spell outright success, the film is doing gangbusters overseas.

So far Pacific Rim has grossed $293 million worldwide, including a record-breaking $45 million in China. And with a Japanese release scheduled for this coming Friday, we wouldn’t be surprised if Guillermo Del Toro’s latest hit $400 million worldwide.

Outside the top 10: James Ponsoldt’s The Spectacular Now opened with $200,000 on 4 screens for an average of $50,000/screen. We mention the film because it stars Miles Teller, who earlier this week was rumored for Fantastic Four, and Divergent star Shailene Woodley, who may or may not still be Mary Jane in Amazing Spider-Man 3.


[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates - based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released Monday, July 28th - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]

Source: Box Office Mojo

Get our free email alerts on the topics and author of this article:


Post a Comment

GravatarWant to change your avatar?
Go to Gravatar.com and upload your own (we'll wait)!

 Rules: No profanity or personal attacks.
 Use a valid email address or risk being banned from commenting.

If your comment doesn't show up immediately, it may have been flagged for moderation. Please try refreshing the page first, then drop us a note and we'll retrieve it. Keep in mind that we do not allow external links in the comments.

  1. I figured it would be weak this weekend, but this was pretty bad.

    I’m glad Pacific Rim is doing well outside of the US, Japan will definitely give it some more traction for a sequel.

    I figured Gru and his minions would do well, but besting Man of Steel and Pixar, that’s an impressive feat.

  2. Not a big fan of these types of flicks but I DID see “2 Guns” simply because of Denzel Washington. It was good, mainly because of him.

    Denzel is always so solid in everything he does. Solid as a rock and always dependable.

    “Flight” and “Book Of Eli” are two of my fave flicks from the past 5 years.

    Hard to believe “Pacific Rim” has been out for a whole month. And it STILL hasn’t even reached a hundred mill domestically. RIP Pacific Rim 2. The film doesn’t really need a sequel anyway. Hopefully Del Toro will move on to more interesting flicks like his much talked about “Justice League Dark.”

    On the other hand, I’m glad “The Wolverine” is doing well. It wasn’t perfect but it was a whole lot better than IM3. It should give Days Of Future Past a bit of momentum.

    Hoping Blomkamp’s “Elysium” does good next week. But it’s been a rough summer. Even for really good flicks.

    • Really hoping Elysium does great and ends up bein one of the better movie of this year. I’ve been entertained this year so far but I can’t say I was blown away by any movies in particular.

      • Right on.

        Been looking forward to “Elysium” along with a lot of the other obvious summer season flicks.

        Hard to believe this is Neill Blomkamp’s second major motion picture ( 4 years since “District 9″ ).

        I have no doubt I will like this flick VERY MUCH. I’ve been following every shred of news about it.

        My concern is that it won’t be a huge money maker because it DOES have a lot of political and social overtones that will turn a close minded people away. Personally I have no problem with that. But other peeps out there don’t know how to draw a line between entertainment and certain political/social ideologies.

        I feel sorry for those people and I welcome artists like Blomkamp and Matt Damon for having the guts to stand by what they believe in and take THE RISKS.

        • Its heavy handed health care overtone will certainly hurt it in the long run.

        • I won’t see it because Matt Damon is in it

        • I’ll see it but I can’t stand Damon. He’s fine as an actor but he’s the epitome of limousine liberalism. I’m a big fan of good sci-fi and I’m perfectly fine with watching and reading stuff with political overtones that I don’t always agree with….as long as it’s a good story that doesn’t rely on being allegorical.

    • Suprisingly i disliked denzel in 2 guns and found myself enjoying mark wahlbergs comedic side. I still believe he is a great fit for nathan drake

  3. Still hoping for a shared Pacific Rim and Godzilla universe…

  4. I feel sorry for del Toro having one of the truly unique blockbuster movies in recent years and still not doing well in the US. At least we outside that country know how amazing it is but the fact that Hollywood prefers to only look at its own domestic box office numbers….

    This year is looking like last year was to me where I was only blown away by a handful of movies (Dredd, Prometheus, Life Of Pi, TDKR) except that this year, that list seems to be only Pacific Rim and The Wolverine so far.

    Don’t know whether that’s a reflection on the quality of movies that released or what but with The Conjuring releasing this past friday and going to see that today, I walked out of it disappointed at the lack of scares and it fell under the tradition of other modern horror movies where it’s boredom and silence for a lot of it and then a quick jump scare and back to waiting again.

    It must be age.

  5. I strolled in an a whim and witnessed The Conjuring.
    An quiet escape on a lazy summer night in the city.
    Like movies once upon a time and now in this time.
    Not sure what drew me in but I enjoyed the ride.

    • Dear god man are you freaking Yoda’s apprentice or something??

      • Yoda is a fictional character in a world of fantasy.
        Were I his apprentice then I too would not be real.
        And any truth I were to speak would only be fiction.

    • I really liked The Conjuring too. That scene where you get the first look at the ghost-witch on top of the wardrobe nearly made me mess my pants. The zoom from the camera, the glare on her face, and that last tinge of music all mixed for one cringe inducing moment. Eeek!

      • I loved The Conjuring. It’s right up there for movies this year. So far there has only been less than a handful this year which I really liked. MOS, The Wolverine, DM2, and The Conjuring.

      • A haunted house, demonic possession, and an exorcism.
        Old school horror delivered with old school direction
        sold by a first rate cast you cared about and
        an ending offering deliverance and hope.

        There is a place for such a movie and it
        is not surprising The Conjuring found it.

  6. Next week is going to be interesting: Elysium, Planes and Percy Jackson.

    I think Planes will probably take it if the summer of animation holds true. Elysium will probably beat Percy because of Damon/SciFi pull, but the tweeners for Percy have been waiting a while for the sequel.

    • I think Planes could do well. Elysium I just don’t know. I know a bunch of people going to see this movie opening night but we shall see. The reviews are out already and they are comparing this movie to Pacific Rim in which the visual effects are outstanding, great action scenes, but below average storyline/plot. I do hope this movie does well though

      • Fine, you’re an artificial human being grown using the DNA of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerburg, and Albert Einstein.

  7. I still haven’t gotten the chance to see Smurfs 2 yet. I’m waiting a few weeks, after the kids have already seen it.

  8. Pacific Rim will be successful in the long run,American fans of anime,giant monsters i.e. Godzilla and fun action/adventure sci-fi will give PR a $100 million in the United States plus the dvd/blu-ray sales will do very good business when its released,add that to the $300 million it should get from overseas and I think GDT and Time-Warner & Legendary Picture will turn a small profit and down the road (hopefully) a sequel, my fingers are crossed.