Oprah Winfrey civil-rights drama Lee Daniels’ The Butler is on its way to a repeat at the box office this week with an estimated $16 million in earnings.
Lee Danies’ The Butler is serving its competition yet again, even with three new wide releases including The World’s End, Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, and the horror film You’re Next.
The Oprah Winfrey saga, starring Forest Whitaker took in $4.8 million so far and should finish around the $16 million mark for the three days.
The teen fantasy flick Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones and You’re Next didn’t seem to connect with audiences.
Unfortunately for the star studded Simon Pegg British comedy The World’s End there was too much competition and they all look at making anywhere between $8 million and $9 million for the weekend.
Also hanging strong is Jennifer Aniston’s raunchy comedy, We’re The Millers which looks set to take undisputed second place with estimates of $13 million for its third weekend of showing.
Lee Daniels’ The Butler starring Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker among many other starlets has impressed, both critics and the viewing public and saw the return of Winfrey to the big screen.
Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine starring Cate Blanchett disappointed with a mere estimated $5 million after a limited release on Friday that made Allen only $1 million.
The summer of 2013 is coming to an end at the movie theater, but it has proven to be the biggest grossing in history for Hollywood.
With all the blockbusters behind us, Box Office Mojo reports that this will be the first weekend with a winner grossing under $20 million.
As for previous weekend releases, The Wrap reports We’re The Millers could cross the $90 million mark this weekend, while Disney’s Planes was looking at a $8 million this weekend rivaling the newcomers.
Matt Damon’s sci-fi action-adventure flick Elysium was on track to make $7 million for the weekend.
Lee Daniels’ The Butler with Oprah Winfrey is the story of a butler who serves under eight administrations at The White House.