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)

(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.

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Aug 26, 2013 11:11 PM CDT
Racist Opra and Hanoi Jane can kiss my ass. Hanoi Jane met with the viet cong during the viet nam war. They marched the American prisoners of war out to show they weren't abusing them. One of the prisoners had a piece of paper in his hand with the service numbers of all the prisoners of war on it. He shook Hanoi Jane's hand and transferred the paper to her. She, being the communist POS she was, handed the paper to the POS commie commandant. The prisoners were later beaten to within an inch of their lives. So FU all who participated in or watched this movie.
Aug 26, 2013 9:24 PM CDT
This neighbor lady made $3 last week renting out her Betamax copy of, Yentl
Aug 26, 2013 6:09 PM CDT
Loved Oprah in Fried Green Tomatoes.