The box office had a new number 1 with Lee Daniel's The Butler coming in with $24.6M followed by We are the Millers with $18M. This the film's second week in the top 5. In third place is Elysium with $13.7M, also it's second week on the list. In 4th was Planes which could have nearly taken the third spot with $13.4M. Then in 5th place was Kick-Ass with it's first week's total of $13.3M. The Ashton Kutcher starring film about the life of Steve Jobs came in at number 7 with $6.71M.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (PG-13) opened up this past Wednesday night. The film is based on the best-selling book of the same name, written by Cassandra Clare. The film stars Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror) as Clary Fray, a young girl who discovers she is a descendent of a long line of warriors, aka Shadowhunters, who are half angel, half human. These Shadowhunters protect the world from demons and the like. After Clary's mother (Lena Headey, Game of Thrones) goes missing, Clary joins forces with Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower, Twilight) and a few other Shadowhunters where she is introduced to Downworld, which is filled with demons, werewolves, warlocks and vampires. Also starring Kevin Zegers (Dawn of the Dead) as Alec, Robert Sheehan (Season of the Witch) as Simon, Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) as Valentine and Jemima West (The Borgias) as Isabelle.
The World's End (R) is about a group of old friends who are on a mission to make it to The World's End, the last in 12 pubs of the ultimate pub crawl. That is until they realize that their town has been taken over by robotic life forms. Gary King (Simon Pegg, Star Trek: Into Darkness) convinces his old pals to join him in the pub crawl they weren't able to complete as young men. Gary, who still has a lot of growing up to do, is reluctantly joined by his friends, Andy (Nick Frost, Attack the Block), Oliver (Martin Freeman, The Hobbit), Steven (Paddy Considine, Blitz) and Peter (Eddie Marsan, Sherlock Holmes). Also starring Rosamund Pike (Jack Reacher) and David Bradley (The Harry Potter Series).
Drinking Buddies (R) Luke and Kate are friends, co-workers and crazy about each other. The only problem is they each are in a relationship. Luke ( Jake Johnson, New Girl) and his girlfriend, Jill (Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect) are going to get married. Kate (Olivia Wilde, Tron) and Chris (Ron Livingston, The Conjuring) are still trying to figure each other out. So what happens when feelings and beer mixes, only disaster right?
Also playing this weekend is the horror film You're Next, The Grandmaster, Short Term 12 and Scenic Route.