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Winner: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'
Oprah lives! Take an inspiring story, a hardcore fan base that wants to see their favorite star in a movie for them (not "Beloved" thank you), a cavalcade of famous faces, throw in some great reviews and you just might end up with the surprise hit of the summer. With $55 million in just 12 days, "Lee Daniels' The Butler" has pretty much shocked the industry and established Oprah Winfrey as a moviegoing force.