Box Office Beat: Lee Daniels’ The Butler Keeps the Competition Out


After beating out a bunch of blockbusters during its first week of release, the Lee Daniels epic has held strong to the top spot for a second week in a row. Let’s see where this weekend’s debuts landed on the top ten list:

1. Lee Daniels’ The Butler, $17M
2. We’re the Millers, $13.5M
3. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, $9.3M
4. The World’s End, $8.9M
5. Planes, $8.6M
6. Elysium, $7.1M
7. You’re Next, $7.1M
8. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, $5.2M
9. Blue Jasmine, $4.3M
10. Kick-Ass 2, $4.3M