Box Office: 'The Butler' remains No. 1 as 'The World's End' is top new weekend debut
"Lee Daniel's The Butler" remained the no. 1 movie for the second straight weekend as American moviegoers contented to, um, get served.
The Weinstein Company release earned $17 million for a superb $52. million in just 10 days. With continuing good word of mouth, "The Butler" could easily duplicate that gross over the upcoming four-day Labor Day weekend. Whether it can hold on to enough theaters to cross the $100 million mark? Well, it's gonna be close.
Another moviegoer favorite, "We're The Millers," remained in second place with another $13.5 million for $91 million to date. Warner Bros. has lucked out from a dearth of broad comedies in the marketplace and a film that appeals more to audiences than critics.
Right behind "We're The Millers" was Screen Gems' "The Mortal Instruments." Yet another teen fantasy wannabe franchise that couldn't duplicate the "Twilight" model, "Instruments" found $9.3 million over the three-day frame for just $14 million since hitting theaters on Wednesday. The Sony Pictures division reportedly has little at stake in the film financially with international financier Constantin Film putting up most of the budget.
The final installment in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, Edgar Wright's "The World's End," took fourth. The Focus Features comedy earned $8.9 million in just 1,549 theaters. Budgeted at just $20 million, "End" has already earned over $15 million overseas in primarily just Australia and the United Kingdom.
Disney's "Planes" rounded out the top five as the only real family film in the marketplace. The "Cars" spin-off earned $8.5 million for an estimated $59.5 million so far.
Sony Classics' provided Woody Allen with his largest theatrical screen count ever as "Blue Jasmine" expanded to 1,237 engagements. The awards season player earned $4.2 million and has cooked up $14.7 million to date.
New movies this week include "Closed Circuit" on Wednesday and "Getaway" and "One Direction: This is Us" on Friday.
Look for complete box office results tomorrow on HitFix.
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
Let Streaming Genie help you.