'The Butler' Tops Box Office For Second Straight Weekend
August 26th, 2013 12:41pm EDT
"Lee Daniels' The Butler" once again topped the weekend box office with takings of $17 million.
The film is inspired by a true story and centers on a White House butler (Forrest Whitaker) who served seven American presidents
over three decades.
It focuses heavily on the dramatic changes
that swept America over 30 years, from the civil rights
movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected the butler's life and family.
The film easily beat the number-two movie of the weekend, comedy "We're The Millers," which earned $13.5 million.
Both films beat last week's new release, "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" ($9.3 million), "The World's End" ($8.9 million) as well as Disney's "Planes" ($8.5 million).
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