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‘Butler’ Tops Sluggish Movie Box Office

Harry Hamm
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Forrest Whitaker’s Oscar worthy performance as a man who rose from poverty in the south to a long career as a staff member at the White House, “The Butler,” stayed strong with $16.5 million this weekend. It was the second weekend in a row the film was in first place. It has taken in a total of $51.8 million in two weeks, exceeding expectations.

Millers

“We’re the Millers” continued its good performance at the ticket window scoring $13.3 million and garnering a total of $91.5 million for three weeks.

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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost scored fairly well at the box office this weekend with $9.5 million on only 1,549 screens.

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Newcomer “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” came in fourth place with only $9.2 million, surprisingly low for a movie based on a well-known and very popular series of books. Disney’s “Planes” was fifth with $8.7 million. “Planes” has  been an underachiever at the box office. For the balance of the numbers from the weekend’s movie box office, click on the link below.

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Opening next weekend is “Getaway,” a thriller about a washed-up NASCAR driver out to save his kidnapped wife.

http://www.boxoffice.com/statistics/bo_numbers/early_estimate/2013-08-24

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