Concert documentary ‘One Direction: This Is Us’ topped the Labor Day weekend domestic box office, according to industry figures released Tuesday.
The profile of the English-Irish pop boy band opened with $15.8 million from Friday through Sunday.
After two weeks at the top, historical drama ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ slipped to No. 2 in its third weekend, earning $14.8 million for a total of $74.1 million since opening Aug. 16.
Jennifer Aniston comedy ‘We’re the Millers’ dropped one spot to No. 3 in its fourth weekend, earning $12.7 million for a total of $109.6 million since opening Aug. 7.
The surprise of the weekend was ‘Instructions Not Included.’ The Spanish-language dramedy debuted at No. 4, earning $7.8 million on 347 screens for a per-screen average of $22,594. By comparison, No. 1 film ‘One Direction: This Is Us’ opened on 2,735 screens for a per-screen average of $5,777.
Disney’s animated aerial adventure ‘Planes’ maintained altitude at No. 5 in its fourth weekend, earning $7.7 million for a total of $70.8 million since opening Aug. 9.
Two other newcomers bombed.
Kidnapping thriller ‘Getaway’ starring Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez opened at No. 9, earning $4.5 million.
Conspiracy thriller ‘Closed Circuit’ debuted at No. 16, earning $2.4 million.
BOX OFFICE NOTES: Apocalyptic zombie action film ‘World War Z’ starring Brad Pitt is the eighth film in 2013 to earn more than $200 million, the same number that the record-breaking 2012 had at the same point last year.
‘We’re the Millers’ and sci-fi action epic ‘Pacific Rim’ are the 20th and 21st films in 2013 to earn more than $100 million, four more than 2012 had at the same point last year.
FRIDAY’S NATIONWIDE MOVIE RELEASE
- R-rated sci-fi action sequel ‘Riddick’ starring Vin Diesel is the only film opening nationwide Friday.
TUESDAY’S DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASE
- Heist mystery thriller ‘Now You See Me’ (PG-13) starring Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.