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'Elysium' launches to No. 1; 'We're the Millers' is surprise runner-up

Matt Damon rose above the competition at the box office this weekend, where his sci-fi film "Elysium" was No. 1 as four new films hit theaters.

The pricey movie about a man desperate to get to a plush man-made space station hovering above Earth opened with a decent $30.5 million, according to an estimate from distributor Sony Pictures.

The weekend's runner-up was expected to be the 3-D animated family film "Planes," but second place instead went to "We're the Millers." The inexpensive R-rated comedy starring Jason Sudeikis took in a robust $26.6 million between Friday and Sunday. "Planes" flew off with $22.5 million -- still a good start...