Elysium triumphed over the Percy Jackson sequel to lead the French box office over the weekend. A $4.1 million bow from the Matt Damon sci-fi film was enough to overtake the $3.8 million opening of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and dethrone Now You See Me from the #1 spot in its third week. Now You See Me finished its third frame with $2.6 million, reaching a $16.6 million cume in France.
The Smurfs 2 felll 50% from the previous weekend to post a $1.7 million result. The Smurfs 2 has grossed a total of $11.5 million over three weeks. The Lone Ranger was the only other release to gross over the $1 milllion mark last weekend, finishing its first hold with a $1.6 million take. The Lone Ranger is struggling in France with a $6.4 million total.
Top 10 Films in France. August 16-18, 2013