It was a big weekend at the box office. There was really only two big movie opening this weekend, and both got into the top five, but neither one is able to grab the top spot.
Grabbing the top spot for the 2nd week is Lee Daniel’s The Butler (clip ‘70’s Dance’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wt7-ypECmc) with $17 million. This brings the 2-week total to $52.2 million. The movie is doing very well at the box office and the success should certainly help it’s chances at the Oscars in February.
Coming in at #2 for the second straight week is We’re the Millers (Clip ‘Meet Your Sister’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loerqc8k2Nc) with $13.5 million, bringing the 3-week total to $91.7 million. In a year full of great comedies, this movie is shaping out to be one of those surprise movies. It should hit the $100-million mark either next week or the week after. Not too bad for a comedy about smuggling drugs.
Premiering in the #3 spot is The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGpmp_CUty4) with $9.3 million, bringing it’s 5-day opening to $14 million. The movie had such high expectations, wanting it to be the next big Young Adult adaptation, but its looking like the movie may not be as good as it’s competition.
Coming in at #4 is the premiere of The World’s End (Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n__1Y-N5tQk) with $8.9 million. The movie is the 3rd movie this year that had ‘end of the world’ theme and didn’t do quite as well as the other two movies, but still came in with a good opening.
Rounding out the top 5 is Disney’s Planes (Clip ‘Dusty flies to Taj Mahal’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktm6sfFd1aA) with $8.5 million. This brings the 3-week total to $59.5 million. The movie did beat out it’s $50 million budget but shouldn’t do too much better. The only reason it’s still bobbing around towards the bottom of the top 5 is that there really isn’t any other family movie out there.
There is one big movie set to come out this week. The thriller about a man who will stop at nothing to save his wife in Getaway. It’s Labor Day weekend and it can be a good week at the box office, but with only one movie coming out, it doesn’t look like it will be a big weekend. Getaway should do ok at the box office, but it might not have enough to take the top spot.
**all totals are from boxofficemojo.com