• “The Butler” Stays on Top; “We’re the Millers” is Second


    LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Turnout was not exactly huge, but “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” remained in the top spot at the continent’s box offices this weekend, with an estimated $17 million in sales.

    Over 10 days, the civil rights epic starring Forest Whitaker and and Oprah Winfrey has grossed $52.3 million over two weekends in the United States and Canada, as estimated by its studio, the Weinstein Co.

    “We’re the Millers ” was bolstered by its $13.5 million in sales this weekend, Hollywood.com Box Office relayed, and has amassed about $91.7 million in sales over three weeks.

    A pair of movies debuted in the numbers two and three spots: “Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones,” with an estimated $9.3 million, and “The World’s End,” with an estimated $8.9 million.

    Rounding out the 10 most-popular films on the continent, as estimated by the studios, were “Planes” ($8.5 million), “Elysium” ($7.1 million), “You’re Next” (premiering at $7 million), “Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters” ($5.2 million), “Blue Jasmine” ($4.3 million) and “Kick-Ass 2″ ($4.3 million).

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