'Butler' Retains Box Office Throne as Newcomers Open Soft


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'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones', 'The World's End' and 'You're Next' fail to steal the first spot from Lee Daniels' movie in their first run.

"Lee Daniels' The Butler" remains unmoved over its current position at the North American box office. In its second week, the drama about a White House butler with such A-list stars as Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey is still the champ with another $16.5 million for The Weinstein Company.

Still as strong as "The Butler" is "We're the Millers". The raunchy comedy featuring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis as fake couple holds on to the second spot at the chart after three weeks. This time around, Rawson Marshall Thurber's pic takes in $13 million for Warner Bros. Pictures.

"Butler" and "Millers" see no intense competition from new entries that are expected to score big numbers. Among the newcomers, "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" has the greatest debut. Awarded with a "B+" CinemaScore, the Lily Collins starrer bags $9.3 million.

Trailing behind the feature adaptation of Cassandra Clare's bestselling series is Edgar Wright's "The World's End", which is given a similar "B+" CinemaScore. From Focus Features, the sci-fi flick starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost opens to $8.8 million. Slasher pic "You're Next", meanwhile, debuts at No. 6 with $7 million and a poor "B-" CinemaScore.

Rounding up the top five is "Planes". The Disney animated film manages to get another $8.6 million in its third run. After expanding to more screens, Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" grabs a decent $3.9 million.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for August 23-25:

  1. "Lee Daniels' The Butler" - $16.5 million
  2. "We're the Millers" - $13 million
  3. "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" - $9.3 million
  4. "The World's End" - $8.8 million
  5. "Planes" - $8.6 million
  6. "You're Next" - $7 million
  7. "Elysium" - $6.9 million
  8. "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" - $5.3 million
  9. "Kick-Ass 2" - $4.3 million
  10. "Blue Jasmine" - $3.9 million


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