Elysium

Elysium poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $93,050,117Details
International Box Office $193,141,974
Worldwide Box Office $286,192,091
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $15,430,941 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $17,925,682 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $33,356,623
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  3. Box Office
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  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet's crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium - but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens' luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance bring equality to these worlds is Max, an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission - one that pits him against Elysium's Secretary Delacourt and her hard-line forces - but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$120,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 9th, 2013 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
August 9th, 2013 (IMAX) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: December 17th, 2013 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence and language throughout.
(Rating bulletin 2283, 7/31/2013)
Keywords: Dystopia, Post Apocalypse, Class Warfare, Cancer, Terminal Illness, Stolen Identity, Immigration, Government Corruption, Cyborg, Kidnap, Robot, Medical and Hospitals, Surprise Twist
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: TriStar Pictures, Media Rights Capital, QED International, Alphacore, Kinberg Genre

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 17th, 2013

It's a busy week with eight or so first-run releases. (It depends on if you count the The Sound of Music Live! as a first-run release.) However, none of them were big hits at the box office. Some of them made enough money to break even sometime on the home market, others struggled more than that, but none were breakout hits. Some of these are still worth picking up. For others, there's a reason they struggled. There are also a few TV on DVD releases this week that are worth picking up, as well as a few limited releases that are strong. All in all, it's a good week on the home market with many DVD and Blu-rays that are worth picking up, some of which I'm looking forward to reviewing... when they show up. This time of year, getting screeners on time tends to be a little harder. I think Burn Notice: Season Seven is the top selection, but I'll have to wait for the screener to make sure. On a side note, next Tuesday is Christmas eve, so there won't be a DVD and Blu-ray Release report. There's only four films worth talking about anyway, so I'm including them on this list. Of next week's films, More Than Honey on DVD or Blu-ray is the Pick of Next Week. More...

International Box Office: Rise of Detective Dee

Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon opened in China with $17.0 million earning first place in that market and on the overall international chart. The original earned a limited release here and was a great movie, so I'm hoping this film will also get a release here. I'm certainly looking forward to seeing it. More...

International Box Office: Facing Facts

There was an international film leading the way on the international chart this week. Gwansang jumped into first place internationally with $15.27 million on 1,239 screens in South Korea, lifting its total in that market to $46.58 million after just two weeks of release. It isn't the best South Korean film of the year, at least not yet, as Snowpiercer has made $62.1 million in that market. Meanwhile, Iron Man 3 earned about $65 million there. More...

International Box Office: Little Smurfs, Big Bucks

The Smurfs 2 rose to first place on the international chart with $17.52 million on 12,965 screens in 70 markets for totals of $219.56 million internationally and $288.51 million worldwide. It opened in first place in China with $9.93 million on 8,053 screens. It also opened in first place in Australia with $1.89 million on 462 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $2.04 million. More...

International Box Office: Elysium On Top, But White House Moves Up

Elysium remained in first place with $21.31 million on 10,731 screens in 52 markets for totals of $127.46 million internationally and $212.57 million worldwide. Of that, $11.75 million came from 6,253 screens in China, which was enough for first place there. Not this weekend, but next weekend, the film opens in Japan, Brazil, Mexico, and other markets, so it should be a player on the international market for a few weeks, but it will need help on the home market to break even. More...

International Box Office: Elysium Returns to the Top

Elysium returned to first place with $17.89 million on 5,056 screens in 55 markets for an international total of $97.87 million. The film earned second place in South Korea with an estimated $5 million on 588 screens, including weekday numbers. It earned first place in Italy, albeit with a lower opening of $2.06 million on 404 screens. The film has yet to open in Japan, Brazil, Mexico, and other markets, but it will need a lot of help to break even any time soon. More...

International Box Office: Jurassic Park Roars in China

Jurassic Park earned first place in China with $32.08 on 3,000 screens, but that was for the full week. Over the weekend, the film's international weekend haul was $28.9 million on 3,373 screens in 11 markets for a total of $43.37 million during its 3-D re-release. Even with the tiny studio share in China, it makes sense to release films like this in 3-D there, because they didn't get a chance to see it in theaters the first time around. More...

International Box Office: Elysium Elevates the Box Office

Elysium rushed to top spot with $24.04 million on 4,588 screens in 41 markets for an early total of $40.08 million. This week it opened in France with $4.16 million on 466 screens, which was enough for first place. It also debuted in first place in Australia ($3.38 million on 317 screens); and in Germany ($3.20 million on 584); and Spain ($3.04 million on 450). It was pushed into third place in Russia with $2.98 million on 976 screens for a total of $12.50 million after two weeks of release. It fell 58%, which is actually better than average for a sophomore film in Russia. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office Got Served

It turns out Lee Daniels' The Butler was the strongest of the four wide releases. In fact, given its reviews and its target demographic, it could hit $100 million. Kick-Ass 2 really stumbled, which is not that surprising given its reviews, but a lot of analysts failed to predict this result. Jobs missed the top five by a wide degree, while Paranoia missed the top ten. The overall box office fell 12% to $139 million. This is higher than the same weekend last year, but by a barely perceivable 0.2%. Year-to-date, 2013 is ahead of 2012, but by a tiny 0.25% margin. Still, compared to where we were earlier in the year, this is a massive victory. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Box Office Kick it Up a Notch?

Summer blockbuster season has officially ended, but there are four films hoping to grab a share of the limited box office dollars left. Kick-Ass 2 is the clear favorite among analysts, but it is being beat up by critics. Lee Daniels' The Butler is the only other film with a shot at first place. It is earning good reviews, but not great reviews, and I think it will be remembered as busted Oscar bait. Neither Jobs nor Paranoia have a real shot at the top five, nor are they earning critical praise. There were also four films that opened wide this weekend last year. All four of them earned $10 million or more, led by The Expendables II with $28.59, while there were three holdovers with $10 million or more. There's a slim chance Kick-Ass 2 will match The Expendables II, but I wouldn't bet on it. Plus the depth this year is weaker that last year's depth was. That's bad news for the year-over-year comparison. More...

Contest: It's Better Up Here: Winning Announcement

The winners of our It's Better Up Here were determined and they are... More...

International Box Office: Smurfs Rise To Top

The Smurfs 2 rose to top spot with $35.57 million on 11,102 screens in 65 markets for a total of $111.01 million internationally. Its biggest market of the weekend was Germany, where it added $3.16 million on 1,075 screens over the weekend to its total, which now sits at $8.78 million. There is a virtual tie for biggest market overall with Russia and the U.K. sitting at $9.94 million and $9.87 million respectively. Getting to the century mark internationally so quickly is good news for the studio. That said, it is behind the first film in most markets and I don't think it will finish with a profit, at least not on its own. Perhaps merchandizing will push it into the black. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Summer Still Strong

There were four films that opened wide last week and while none of them were monster hits, three of the four of them were solid openings. Elysium opened in first place, but landed on the lower end of expectations. We're the Millers was a bit of a surprise hit, earning more over five days than it cost to make. Disney's Planes had the best opening for an animated film in August. There's not a lot of competition for that record. Finally there was Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, which will cost the studio a fortune. With four new releases taking the top four spots, it should be no surprise that the overall box office was strong. In fact, it rose 16% from last weekend to $159 million. No film was able to match last year's winner, The Bourne Legacy, but we had a lot better depth this time around. This helped 2013 win the year-over-year comparison by 12%. Meanwhile, 2013 has completed the comeback and now has a 3.6% lead over 2012 at $6.85 billion to $6.61 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Elysium Leads Pack of Openers

The waning days of the Summer season are seeing a glut of films as distributors try to find one last hit. Four films opened in wide release this weekend and, even though they played to quite different demographics, they will ultimately all fall somewhat short of expectations (or, more accurately, hopes). Topping the pack will be Elysium, which is expected to earn $30.5 million by Sunday evening -- a solid enough performance, but not enough to make a serious dent in its $120 million production budget. Good legs and an impressive international run will be needed for this one to turn a profit. We're the Millers will land in second place for the weekend with about $26.5 million, but will arguably have had a better start, with $38 million earned in total since it opened on Wednesday (not to mention a much lower production cost). Planes will be third with $22.5 million or so, which is OK for a film that was originally destined for a direct-to-video release. The real bomb of the weekend is Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, with $14.6 million expected Friday to Sunday and $23.5 million in total over five days. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Summer go to the Dogs?

The Dog Days of summer have begun; in fact, they began last weekend. There are four films trying to find an audience that is distracted with other concerns like back-to-school, or the last family outing before back-to-school, etc. Will any of the films find an audience? Elysium has the best chance. It is earning the best reviews of the week. We're the Millers opened on Wednesday and did quite well, earning first place, but it's far from a monster hit. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters cost $90 million to make, but barely topped The Smurfs 2's Wednesday opening from last week. That's not a good sign. Finally there's Disney's Planes, a film that started production as a direct-to-DVD film and the reviews reflect that. The Bourne Legacy opened this week last year with $38.14 million, which is something Elysium might match. More...

Contest: It's Better Up Here

There are a number of new releases opening wide next week, but only Elysium is seen by a majority of analysts as being a box office player. Some think Disney's Planes will be a hit, but I don't think that will be the case. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters will likely be an expensive miss. Meanwhile, We're the Millers could be a sleeper hit. Elysium will likely open in first place and as such, it is the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Elysium. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Ice Road Truckers: Season 6 on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Mountain Men: Season 1 on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2013 Preview: August

July was hit and miss at the box office, mostly miss. In fact, only two films really topped expectations, Despicable Me 2 and The Conjuring. That said, 2013 has nearly closed the gap with 2012 and it won't take much to pull ahead. Looking forward to August, we find that it is a very busy month with 16 or so films opening wide over five weeks. Of course, the closer you get to September, the more likely these films will struggle to find an audience, and more often than not, there are simply too many films opening wide to suspect they will all find an audience. On the high end, 2 Guns could be the biggest hit of the month with just over $100 million. The Smurfs 2 and Elysium could pull in $100 million. All three of those films are opening in the first two weeks of the month. After that, most of the new releases will be lucky if they reach $50 million during their theatrical runs. By comparison, last August was not as busy with 14 wide releases. Of those, only one film, The Bourne Legacy, topped $100 million, although a couple came reasonably close. Hopefully we will have more $100 million hits this time around and 2013 will be able to complete the comeback. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/09 1 $11,088,228   3,284 $3,376   $11,088,228 1
2013/08/10 1 $10,749,286 -3% 3,284 $3,273   $21,837,514 2
2013/08/11 1 $7,969,879 -26% 3,284 $2,427   $29,807,393 3
2013/08/12 2 $3,417,121 -57% 3,284 $1,041   $33,224,514 4
2013/08/13 2 $3,925,852 +15% 3,284 $1,195   $37,150,366 5
2013/08/14 2 $2,720,361 -31% 3,284 $828   $39,870,727 6
2013/08/15 2 $2,443,579 -10% 3,284 $744   $42,314,306 7
2013/08/16 4 $3,937,981 +61% 3,284 $1,199   $46,252,287 8
2013/08/17 4 $5,511,887 +40% 3,284 $1,678   $51,764,174 9
2013/08/18 3 $4,236,964 -23% 3,284 $1,290   $56,001,138 10
2013/08/19 3 $1,561,279 -63% 3,284 $475   $57,562,417 11
2013/08/20 3 $1,855,422 +19% 3,284 $565   $59,417,839 12
2013/08/21 4 $1,273,459 -31% 3,284 $388   $60,691,298 13
2013/08/22 5 $1,262,640 -1% 3,284 $384   $61,953,938 14
2013/08/23 7 $2,021,258 +60% 2,913 $694   $63,975,196 15
2013/08/24 6 $2,897,328 +43% 2,913 $995   $66,872,524 16
2013/08/25 6 $2,007,694 -31% 2,913 $689   $68,880,218 17
2013/08/26 6 $787,724 -61% 2,913 $270   $69,667,942 18
2013/08/27 5 $962,081 +22% 2,913 $330   $70,630,023 19
2013/08/28 4 $746,006 -22% 2,913 $256   $71,376,029 20
2013/08/29 4 $727,700 -2% 2,913 $250   $72,103,729 21
2013/08/30 6 $1,591,421 +119% 2,539 $627   $73,695,150 22
2013/08/31 6 $2,332,041 +47% 2,539 $918   $76,027,191 23
2013/09/01 6 $2,515,406 +8% 2,539 $991   $78,542,597 24
2013/09/02 6 $1,981,915 -21% 2,539 $781   $80,524,512 25
2013/09/03 5 $601,038 -70% 2,539 $237   $81,125,550 26
2013/09/04 4 $453,805 -24% 2,539 $179   $81,579,355 27
2013/09/05 5 $397,912 -12% 2,539 $157   $81,977,267 28
2013/09/06 6 $892,751 +124% 2,241 $398   $82,870,018 29
2013/09/07 7 $1,453,026 +63% 2,241 $648   $84,323,044 30
2013/09/08 7 $795,555 -45% 2,241 $355   $85,118,599 31
2013/09/09 5 $267,852 -66% 2,241 $120   $85,386,451 32
2013/09/10 5 $370,774 +38% 2,241 $165   $85,757,225 33
2013/09/11 5 $304,528 -18% 2,241 $136   $86,061,753 34
2013/09/12 5 $275,862 -9% 2,241 $123   $86,337,615 35
2013/09/13 9 $635,170 +130% 1,720 $369   $86,972,785 36
2013/09/14 9 $911,673 +44% 1,720 $530   $87,884,458 37
2013/09/15 9 $559,616 -39% 1,720 $325   $88,444,074 38
2013/09/16 7 $208,780 -63% 1,720 $121   $88,652,854 39
2013/09/17 7 $256,250 +23% 1,720 $149   $88,909,104 40
2013/09/18 7 $206,613 -19% 1,720 $120   $89,115,717 41
2013/09/19 7 $207,992 +1% 1,720 $121   $89,323,709 42
2013/09/20 11 $406,016 +95% 1,392 $292   $89,729,725 43
2013/09/21 12 $689,235 +70% 1,392 $495   $90,418,960 44
2013/09/22 13 $371,070 -46% 1,392 $267   $90,790,030 45
2013/09/23 10 $133,711 -64% 1,392 $96   $90,923,741 46
2013/09/24 10 $165,460 +24% 1,392 $119   $91,089,201 47
2013/09/25 10 $135,988 -18% 1,392 $98   $91,225,189 48
2013/09/26 10 $123,873 -9% 1,392 $89   $91,349,062 49
2013/09/27 - $149,019 +20% 562 $265   $91,498,081 50
2013/09/28 - $233,141 +56% 562 $415   $91,731,222 51
2013/09/29 - $119,838 -49% 562 $213   $91,851,060 52
2013/09/30 - $46,933 -61% 562 $84   $91,897,993 53
2013/10/01 - $57,813 +23% 562 $103   $91,955,806 54
2013/10/02 - $45,860 -21% 562 $82   $92,001,666 55
2013/10/03 - $41,968 -8% 562 $75   $92,043,634 56
2013/10/04 - $49,722 +18% 222 $224   $92,093,356 57
2013/10/05 - $77,327 +56% 222 $348   $92,170,683 58
2013/10/06 - $41,614 -46% 222 $187   $92,212,297 59
2013/10/11 - $27,061   140 $193   $92,309,314 64
2013/10/12 - $37,655 +39% 140 $269   $92,346,969 65
2013/10/13 - $23,076 -39% 140 $165   $92,370,045 66
2013/10/18 - $17,198   93 $185   $92,429,643 71
2013/10/19 - $24,596 +43% 93 $264   $92,454,239 72
2013/10/20 - $13,827 -44% 93 $149   $92,468,066 73
2013/10/25 - $10,567   61 $173   $92,506,259 78
2013/10/26 - $16,020 +52% 61 $263   $92,522,279 79
2013/10/27 - $9,193 -43% 61 $151   $92,531,472 80
2013/11/01 - $6,524   38 $172   $92,554,731 85
2013/11/02 - $11,371 +74% 38 $299   $92,566,102 86
2013/11/03 - $5,983 -47% 38 $157   $92,572,085 87
2013/11/08 - $45,659   192 $238   $92,628,223 92
2013/11/09 - $68,714 +50% 192 $358   $92,696,937 93
2013/11/10 - $51,470 -25% 192 $268   $92,748,407 94
2013/11/15 - $33,397   181 $185   $92,863,615 99
2013/11/16 - $52,329 +57% 181 $289   $92,915,944 100
2013/11/17 - $31,731 -39% 181 $175   $92,947,675 101
2013/11/22 - $14,974   114 $131   $93,012,032 106
2013/11/23 - $22,443 +50% 114 $197   $93,034,475 107
2013/11/24 - $15,642 -30% 114 $137   $93,050,117 108

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/09 1 $29,807,393   3,284 $9,077   $29,807,393 3
2013/08/16 3 $13,686,832 -54% 3,284 $4,168   $56,001,138 10
2013/08/23 7 $6,926,280 -49% 2,913 $2,378   $68,880,218 17
2013/08/30 6 $6,438,868 -7% 2,539 $2,536   $78,542,597 24
2013/09/06 7 $3,141,332 -51% 2,241 $1,402   $85,118,599 31
2013/09/13 9 $2,106,459 -33% 1,720 $1,225   $88,444,074 38
2013/09/20 12 $1,466,321 -30% 1,392 $1,053   $90,790,030 45
2013/09/27 22 $501,998 -66% 562 $893   $91,851,060 52
2013/10/04 29 $168,663 -66% 222 $760   $92,212,297 59
2013/10/11 40 $87,792 -48% 140 $627   $92,370,045 66
2013/10/18 44 $55,621 -37% 93 $598   $92,468,066 73
2013/10/25 44 $35,780 -36% 61 $587   $92,531,472 80
2013/11/01 41 $23,878 -33% 38 $628   $92,572,085 87
2013/11/08 24 $165,843 +595% 192 $864   $92,748,407 94
2013/11/15 29 $117,457 -29% 181 $649   $92,947,675 101
2013/11/22 36 $53,059 -55% 114 $465   $93,050,117 108

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/22/20137314,250 314,250$5,562,225$5,562,2251
12/29/20136174,589-44% 488,839$3,250,847$8,813,0722
1/5/20146103,453-41% 592,292$1,717,320$10,530,3923
1/12/20141350,032-52% 642,324$900,076$11,430,4684
1/19/20142423,494-53% 665,818$429,470$11,859,9385
1/26/20142818,132-23% 683,950$324,925$12,184,8636
2/9/20142022,138 718,838$387,194$12,799,7728
3/9/20142521,099 787,795$382,947$13,944,45712

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/22/20136369,231 369,231$8,673,234$8,673,2341
12/29/20135191,996-48% 561,227$4,763,429$13,436,6632
1/5/2014571,623-63% 632,850$1,452,513$14,889,1763
1/12/2014833,874-53% 666,724$805,868$15,695,0444
1/19/20141216,179-52% 682,903$402,207$16,097,2515
1/26/20141611,694-28% 694,597$290,607$16,387,8586

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Cast

Matt Damon    Max
Jodie Foster    Delacourt
Sharlto Copley    Kruger
Alice Braga    Frey
Diego Luna    Julio
Wagner Moura    Spider
William Fichtner    John Carlyle
Brandon Auret    Drake
Josh Blacker    Crowe
Emma Tremblay    Matilda
Jose Pablo Cantillo    Sandro
Maxwell Perry Cotton    Young Max
Faran Tahir    President Patel

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Neill Blomkamp
Screenwriter    Neill Blomkamp
Producer    Bill Block
Producer    Neill Blomkamp
Producer    Simon Kinberg
Executive Producer    Sue Baden-Powell
Director of Photography    Trent Opaloch
Production Designer    Philip Ivey
Editor    Julian Clarke
Editor    Lee Smith
Visual Effects Supervisor    Peter Muyzers
Costume Designer    April Ferry
Composer    Ryan Amon
Casting    Francine Maisler
Supervising Art Director    Don MacAulay
Art Director    Ross Dempster
Art Director    Hania Robledo
Set Decorator    Peter Lando
Set Decorator    Gabriela Matus Lopez
Set Designer    Nancy Brown
Set Designer    David Clarke
Set Designer    Mira Caveno
Sound Mixer    David Husby
Sound Designer    Dave Whitehead
Supervising Sound Editor    Craig Berkey
Re-recording Mixer    Christopher Scarabosio
Re-recording Mixer    Craig Berkey
Re-recording Mixer    Vince Renaud
Visual Effects Producer    Shawn Walsh
Associate Producer    Victoria Burkhart
Stunt Coordinator    Mike Mitchell
Assistant Director    James Bitonit
Second Unit Director    Simon Raby
Second Unit Camera    Simon Raby

Elysium HD Trailer