Weekend Box Office Report: 'The Butler' Continues to Rule the Charts

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Despite some surprisingly positive reviews coming in for some of this weekend’s new releases, nobody expected any of them to be destined for any large revenues. It came as no surprise, then, when one of last week’s releases had no trouble sitting comfortably at the top of the box office charts once again.

Lee Daniels' The Butler kept its spot at the top of the charts, earning another $17 million over the weekend for a total of $52.2 million so far. It was once again chased by the holdover comedy We’re The Millers, which grossed $13.5 million this weekend for a cumulative sum of $91.7 million.

The big earner of this weekend was, paradoxically, the film that received the lowest ratings: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. There was apparently enough young adult appeal to put it above the higher-rated releases this weekend, as it earned $9.3 million for a total of $14 million overall, since it opened Wednesday. Next came The World’s End with $8.9 million, which was chased by the persistent Planes, which again pulled in the fifth-highest earnings at $8.5 million, totaling at $59.5 million.

This week’s final new release, You’re Next, pulled in the seventh-highest gross despite having rated higher than City of Bones, and nearly as high as The World’s End, just over $7 million.

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