Lee Daniels’ The Butler Wins Weekend Box Office Over We’re The Millers, Kick-Ass 2

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By Daniel Gates


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Lee Daniels’ The Butler won the weekend box office.

The historical drama, starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, earned $24.3 million and the #1 spot in its debut.

Holdover comedy We’re The Millers took second with $17.7 million, while new release Kick-Ass 2 took in $14 million and landed third.

Matt Damon’s sci-fi action flick Elysium and the animated Planes came in fourth and fifth place, with $13.5 million and $13.4 million, respectively.

Rounding out the top 10: Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters ($8.2 million), new movie Jobs ($6.5 million), 2 Guns ($5.7 million), The Smurfs 2 ($5 million), The Wolverine ($4.5 million), and newbie Paranoia ($3.6 million).

What did you see this weekend?

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