Audiences this weekend had four new movies to choose from—the long-awaited adaptation of The Mortal Instruments, the acclaimed horror thriller You’re Next, Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, which finally went into wide release after a four week run in New York and Los Angeles, and the final installment in Edgar Wright’s Cornetto trilogy, The World’s End, Apart from The Mortal Instruments, which scored a dismal 13% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, this is one of the strongest groups of new releases to come along all summer.
But for the most part, audiences just weren’t biting. Instead they returned to last week’s offerings, The Butler and We’re the Millers, which once again finished in first and second place. Of the four new releases, Mortal Instruments was the biggest loser, grossing only $14 million on a $60 million budget. The other three releases performed decently given their modest budgets: The World’s End had the biggest opening of the Cornetto films, grossing $8.94 million on a $20 million budget, the micro-budgeted You’re Next, while not exactly the break out hit that some were expecting, still earned back its production costs several times over, while Blue Jasmine is on track to surpass Woody Allen’s earlier hits Match Point and Vicky Christina Barcelona.
Here are the weekend’s top 10 movies:
1. The Butler $17M (total: $52.3M)
2. We’re the Millers $13.5M (total: $91.7M)
3. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones $9.3M (total: $14.1M)
4. The World’s End $8.94M
5. Planes $8.57M (total: $59.6M)
6. Elysium $7.1M (total: $69.1M)
7. You’re Next $7.05M
8. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters $5.2M (total: $48.3M)
9. Blue Jasmine $4.3M (total: $14.8M)
10. Kick-Ass 2 $4.27M (total: $22.4M)