Hollywood on course for biggest summer box office in 2013

Monday, 12 August 2013 - 19:41




Hollywood is on course for its biggest ever summer box office in the US despite several high profile flops.

Big budget films The Lone Ranger, Will Smith's After Earth and animation Turbo all hugely underperformed in America.

However figures show studio films have earned 4.1 billion dollars close to 2011's previous high of 4.4 billion dollars.

Sci-fi Elysium, from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, topped this week's North American chart earning 30.5 million dollars in its opening weekend.