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Entertainment & Events

August 26, 2013

'The Butler' stays on top with $17M

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“This is a film that you wouldn’t want to open in June or July,” said Dergarabedian. “The release date that the Weinstein Co. picked absolutely paid off for them.”

In its third week of release, Warner Bros.’ R-rated road trip comedy “We’re the Millers,” starring Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston, continued to thrive. It took in $13.5 million over the weekend, bringing its overall total to $91.7 million.

Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” became his widest release ever. Sony Pictures Classics expanded Allen’s drama of a ruined socialite starring Cate Blanchett to 1,283 theaters. It made $4.3 million over the weekend after earning more than $10 million in four weeks of limited release.

1. “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” $17 million.

2. “We’re the Millers,” $13.5 million.

3. “Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” $9.3 million.

4. “The World’s End” $8.9 million.

5. “Planes,” $8.6 million ($5.9 million international).

6. “Elysium,” $7.1 million.

7. “You’re Next,” $7.1 million.

8. “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” $5.2 million.

9. “Blue Jasmine,” $4.3 million.

10. “Kick-Ass 2,” $4.3 million.

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