Despite the negative media attention surrounding Lee Daniel’s The Butler; Oprah’s racial retail experience and published opinions on how film slams Reagan’s Presidency the film topped the box office this weekend serving up $25 million, according to studio estimates.
Lee Daniel’s The Butler victory came as a surprise to some as, analysts expected superhero flick, Kick-Ass 2, to Kick Ass on the box charts this weekend.
We’re the Millers, starring Jeniifer Aniston landed at No. 2 for the second straight weekend, this time with $17.8 million, followed by the sci-fi thriller Elysium with $13.6 million. Putting Kick-Ass 2 in fourth place with $13.6 million. The Disney animated film Planes rounded out the top five with $13.1 million.
The two other major newcomers of the weekend, Jobs and Paranoia, made little impact in theaters. Jobs, the biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, took seventh place with $6.7 million. While Paranoia, a corporate thriller with Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman, mustered just $3.5 million, nowhere near the top 10.Final figures are due out Monday. Until then check out our playlist interviews from The Butler. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbQMbayDqWo&feature=share&list=UUHvnMsLnyQZscrq-fOckiiw