Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 9, 2013

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June 9 Box Office The Purge Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 9, 2013

Another surprising performance during this weekend’s box office as Blumhouse Productions continues to blow away all expectations.

In at number 1 with an incredible $36 million is The Purge (read our review). While some analysts figured the suspense thriller might come in at number 1, few expected it to open north of $20 million, let alone $30 million.

It seems Blumhouse Productions (Paranormal Activity, Insidious) is at it again – taking a low-budget horror flick and generating a massive return on their investment. Based on its opening weekend alone, we wouldn’t be surprised if Blumhouse turned The Purge into a franchise like Paranormal, Insidious, or Sinister.

Fast & Furious 6 comes in at number 2 with $19.7 million. Universal’s latest entry in the insanely popular franchise is now at $202 million in domestic grosses and $584 million worldwide. Fast & Furious 6 is now only $42 million away from surpassing Fast Five’s $626 million worldwide total.

Now You See Me continues to hold strong opening at number 3 with $19.5 million. Much like The Purge, Now You See Me should be counted as a sleeper hit for summer. The film is now at $61 million in domestic grosses.

June 9 Box Office The Internship Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 9, 2013

The Internship (read our review) opens at number 4 with $18 million. While The Purge exceeded box office expectations, this Owen Wilson/Vince Vaughn reunion came in a little under early projections.

It’s hard to tell whether poor reviews or the waning popularity of this duo had a hand in The Internship‘s relatively week opening, but clearly audiences weren’t all that interested. The film will be lucky to make back its $58 million budget, let alone turn a profit.

Rounding out the top 5 is Epic with $12 million. Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ animated feature is now up to $84 million in domestic grosses and on pace to crack the $100 million domestic mark.

In at number 6 is Star Trek into Darkness with $11.7 million. The Enterprise’s latest adventure just barely passed the $200 million mark this weekend, and also has a good shot at passing the Star Trek reboot in terms of worldwide box office. At the moment, Star Trek 2 sits at $376 million worldwide, while its predecessor finished with $385 million.

After Earth falls to number 7 this weekend with $11.2 million and $46 million overall. We’ll have to wait until all the numbers are crunched to get the full picture, but the film is certainly a huge flop for Sony, Will Smith, and director M. Night Shyamalan. For Will Smith, this is a huge hit considering all of his previous summer releases grossed at least $100 million at the box office.

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The Hangover Part III is the number 8 film this weekend with $7 million. While the R-rated comedy won’t eclipse either of its predecessors in terms of total box office dollars, the Hangover Part III has eclipsed the $100 million mark with $102 million domestic.

Iron Man 3 comes in at number 9 with $5 million. The blockbuster Marvel sequel is likely on its way out next week so we’ll sum up its achievements one last time: it’s the highest-grossing film of the year with $394 million, the first movie to cross the $1 billion mark this year, and the 5th highest grossing movie of all time with $1.196 billion. Does next week’s Man of Steel have any chance at these type of numbers?

The Great Gatsby is not far behind at number 10 with $4 million. Gatsby also fared quite well over the course of its five-week run in the top 10, amassing $136 million in the process.

Outside the top 10: Joss Whedon’s black and white adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing (read our review) opened with $183,000 on 5 screens. That’s good enough for a per screen average of $36,600/screen.

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[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, June 10th - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]

Source: Box Office Mojo

TAGS: After Earth, box office, Epic, fast and furious 6, now you see me, the internship, The Purge

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  1. Man of steel will beat ironmans domestic total but that is all. My prediction.

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  2. Mos will gross wayy more wen its all said an done im3 really isn’t/wasn’t that good

  3. Will you guys be doing an article on your Man of Steel box office predictions? I think it will be cool if you did one of the slideshow ones, where each screenranter gave their prediction.

  4. MoS wont reach iron mans numbers. i dont even think it will get a billion. returns was highly anticipated and look at that… they had to reboot it.

    • Man of Steel will reach Ironman numbers…believe it. It may not hit 400 domestically, but overall…it will outgross IRONMAN 3

    • Superman Returns was considered a disappointment to many.
      Its performance has no bearing on how well Man Of Steel might do.

    • I really don’t mind if MOS doesn’t get anywhere near I’M3′s numbers. As long as it has a better story, and is a better movie overall I’m highly ok with that.

      • Just fyi man of steel is outselling every film this year on fandango not that important but still says something

        • Actually, that could be a big clue to possible massive numbers.

        • Thanks for reminding me that I need to get my opening night Fandango tickets for MOS!

      • Yes. The important thing is the objective Zack has stated, that is
        the getting Superman’s house in order, which means a successful
        movie on its own terms creating a foundation for future films.

  5. Iron Man 3 was a great movie and did tremendously but will Man Of Steel beat it? Right now, I’ll say no but who knows, I didn’t think The Avengers would do as well as it did either, especially after I saw it.

  6. The Purge, in light of its paltry 3 million dollar budget, could end up
    after all is said and done one of the most profitable films of the year.

    • True…I didn’t even know about The Purge…and at 3 million production budget…more studios need to be looking at smaller budget fims. If u think about the budget…it will be the highest grossing film of the year. It’s anoth Blair Witch Project

    • YOU SAID IT.

      Anyone know who Bob Balaban’s father was? Right now, I’m sure he is smiling. I’d rather produce 100 movies for 3 million dollars each than produce 3 movies that cost 100 million dollars each. Roger Corman didn’t live in a trailer park last time I checked.
      Remember what Philip Baker Hall said in “Boogie Nights”: he loves prestige as much as anyone but at the end of the day, he’d rather make a profit.

  7. I’m starting to believe mos will beat iron man domestically

    • It will

  8. If Man Of Steel does not surpass Iron Man 3′s grosses, of
    course that does not mean MOS is in any way inferior to it.

    IM3 international numbers are totally unexpected and one
    should think difficult for any film to match but who knows.

    • @ Robert Palmer

      You are exactly right.

  9. Man of Steel will outpace Im3 simply because it will piggy back off of the success of Marvel and IM3. Thanks to Marvel, their is tremendous thirst for superhero movies and given based on the advertisement it looks epic or at least far better than IM3 heck it may touch, yep, I dare say it the Avengers! The stage has been set all MOS has to do is simply… be good!

  10. Man Of Steel will be huge, but won’t beat IM3′s numbers but will get close then WarnerBros/DC will make a Justice League movie & Man of Steel 2 and a Batman/Superman team up movie…

  11. ^^^
    this

  12. I say MOS will do 800 million worldwide and 400 domestically.

  13. It just makes me so happy to think about. I feel like a MOS sequel is in the bag—a superman/batman movie in the bag—and most likely a Justice League movie.

  14. Prediction:
    MOS opening weekend 140 mil domestic 350 worldwide. Not as front loaded as most superhero films as strong word of mouth will give doubters reason to go and fans will see multiple times. 2nd weekend only a 40% drop.
    I think it’ll hold we’ll throughout the whole of summer as world war z isn’t offering strong competition.
    It’ll close at 450 domestic and 1.3 billion worldwide, surpassing warners wildest expectations. The excitement for this is palpable, it’s the only film anyone I know seems to care about watching

  15. MoS doesn’t have the momentum of following the Avengers like IM3 did. Who cares what numbers it makes, as long as its good.

  16. I am also in the Steel will beat Iron camp.

  17. Kill all the race fans

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