Butler Wins Again With $17M

'We're the Millers' still doing surprisingly well; 'Jobs,' not so much
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2013 12:09 PM CDT
Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker in "Lee Daniels' The Butler," which served up another box office-topping weekend, earning $17 million.   (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Anne Marie Fox, File)
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(Newser) Lee Daniels' The Butler might have fared very poorly in one Kentucky theater, but it was the winner nationwide for a second week in a row, pulling in $17 million on a sleepy end-of-summer weekend. We're the Millers also held steady, with a $13.5 million haul that gave it the No. 2 spot; the Hollywood Reporter notes that the surprise hit has now earned $91.7 million in a "major victory" for New Line Cinema. Rounding out the top four were Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, with what the AP calls a "tepid" $9.3 million, and The World's End, with $8.9 million. Down in the basement: Ashton Kutcher's Jobs, which came in No. 12 in its second week out, with $3 million. It's earned $12.1 million thus far. (Read more box office stories.)

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