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Four new films opened this weekend, joining an already full box office top ten: a dystopian epic actioner, a raunchy adult comedy, a kid-friendly cartoon, and a family-friendly action-myth story sequel. Duking it out for the top spot, the R-rated films took the lead while the PGs held their own in a crowded marquee. After a few disappointments this summer, it looked like the movie-going public might be tired of epic sci-fis. Last weekend, we would have tended to agree, considering "Pacific Rim" and "After Earth." However, this weekend has changed our tune slightly as Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium" took the top spot and made $30.5 million for its 3-day box office. Falling short of Blomkamp's "District 9" ($37.4 million), the film's weekend box office beat out Matt Damon's last foray into sci-fi "The Adjustment Bureau" ($21.2 million) and Jodie Foster's last wide release "Nim's Island" ($13.2 million) by decent margins. Also, »

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