Inspiring drama ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ and R-rated comedy ‘We’re the Millers’ held off three struggling newcomers and continued their August dominance of the weekend box office, according to industry figures released Monday.
‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey topped the box office for the second consecutive weekend, earning $16.5 million for a total of $51.7 million since opening Aug. 16.
Jennifer Aniston comedy ‘We’re the Millers’ stayed No. 2 in its third weekend, earning $13 million for a total of $91.2 million since opening Aug. 7.
Urban fantasy drama ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ debuted at No. 3, earning $9.3 million for a total of $14 million since opening Wednesday.
British sci-fi action comedy ‘The World’s End’ starring Simon Pegg opened at No. 4, earning $8.7 million.
Disney's animated aerial adventure ‘Planes’ slipped one spot in its third weekend to round out the top five, earning $8.5 million for a total of $59.5 million since opening Aug. 9.
Home-invasion horror film ‘You’re Next’ debuted at No. 7, earning $7 million.
THIS WEEK’S MOVIE RELEASES
- R-rated conspiracy crime-thriller ‘Closed Circuit’ starring Eric Bana opens nationwide Wednesday.
- Kidnapping crime-thriller ‘Getaway’ (PG-13) starring Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez opens nationwide Friday.
- PG-rated music documentary ‘One Direction: This Is Us’ opens nationwide Friday.
TUESDAY’S DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASES
- Baz Luhrmann’s lavish adaptation of ‘The Great Gatsby’ (PG-13) starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Tobey Maguire.
- Michael Bay’s R-rated action-crime comedy ‘Pain & Gain’ starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson.