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Lee Daniels’ The Butler Wins Second Straight Weekend Box Office

By Daniel Gates

BOX OFFICE

(Weinstein Co.)

Lee Daniels’ The Butler won its second straight weekend at the box office.

The historical drama starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey had a $17 million take at the gate.

We’re The Millers, the pot smuggling comedy with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis, finished at #2 with $13.5 million.

New release The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones opened third with $9.2 million.

The new British comedy The World’s End took in $9.1 million and fourth place, with holdover Planes landing in fifth with $8.6 million.

Newbie horror flick You’re Next was sixth with $7 million.

Rounding out the top 10 were Elysium ($6.8 million), Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters ($5.2 million), Kick-Ass 2 ($4.3 million), Blue Jasmine ($4.3 million).

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