This Labor Day has been a slow one at the box office, with few big new releases hitting theaters in time for the holidays. As a result, the concert movie “One Direction: This Is Us” found success, launching to the top of the box office with $17 million. The film follows the popular pop band One Direction on their world tour while exploring their origins.
Meanwhile, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” dropped from first to second with $14.7 million. The independent Latino film “Instructions Not Included” came out of nowhere to debut in fifth, making an impressive $7.5 million while opening in just under 350 theaters nationwide.
On the flip side, the other couple movies in wide release this weekend didn’t fare as well. “Getaway”, a thriller starring Ethan Hawke as a former race car driver and Selena Gomez as the techie he teams up with, debuted in ninth with only 4.5 million. “Closed Circuit”, another thriller that stars Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall, didn’t even make the top 12. That film opened in fifteenth, grossing a mere $2.5 million.
The complete list of the top 12 movies at the box office this weekend is below.
- “One Direction: This Is Us”: $17 million
- “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”: $14.7 million
- “We’re the Millers”: $12.6 million
- “Planes”: $7.7 million
- “Instructions Not Included”: $7.5 million
- “Elysium”: $6.3 million
- “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”: $5.2 million
- “The World’s End”: $4.7 million
- “Getaway”: $4.5 million
- “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”: $4.4 million
- “Blue Jasmine”: $4.02 million
- “You’re Next”: $4 million
Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.
- Wehrenberg Theatres
- AMC Theatres
- Regal Movie Theatres
- Galleria 6
- Chase Park Plaza
- Granite City
- Moolah Theatre
- Hi-Pointe Theatre
- St. Andrews Cinema
- Plaza Frontenac Cinema
- Tivoli Theatre
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