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'Butler' Retains Box Office Throne as Newcomers Open Soft

August 26, 2013 (1:25 am) GMT
'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones', 'The World's End' and 'You're Next' fail to steal the first spot from Lee Daniels' movie in their first run.

"" remains unmoved over its current position at the North American box office. In its second week, the drama about a White House butler with such A-list stars as and is still the champ with another $16.5 million for The Weinstein Company.

Still as strong as "The Butler" is "". The raunchy comedy featuring and as fake couple holds on to the second spot at the chart after three weeks. This time around, Rawson Marshall Thurber's pic takes in $13 million for Warner Bros. Pictures.

"Butler" and "Millers" see no intense competition from new entries that are expected to score big numbers. Among the newcomers, "" has the greatest debut. Awarded with a "B+" CinemaScore, the starrer bags $9.3 million.

Trailing behind the feature adaptation of Cassandra Clare's bestselling series is Edgar Wright's "", which is given a similar "B+" CinemaScore. From Focus Features, the sci-fi flick starring and opens to $8.8 million. Slasher pic "", meanwhile, debuts at No. 6 with $7 million and a poor "B-" CinemaScore.

Rounding up the top five is "". The Disney animated film manages to get another $8.6 million in its third run. After expanding to more screens, 's "" grabs a decent $3.9 million.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for August 23-25:

  1. "" - $16.5 million
  2. "" - $13 million
  3. "" - $9.3 million
  4. "" - $8.8 million
  5. "" - $8.6 million
  6. "" - $7 million
  7. "" - $6.9 million
  8. "" - $5.3 million
  9. "" - $4.3 million
  10. "" - $3.9 million


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