‘World’s End’ androids and ‘Mortal Instruments’ angels can’t unseat ‘The Butler’

Credits: Weinstein Company
Credits: Weinstein Company

World’s End’ androids and ‘Mortal Instruments’ angels can’t unseat ‘The Butler’

Forrest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey march forward as leads in an all-star ensemble within their co-starring “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”, which withstands comedy-drama, fantasy-adventure, horror and action-comedy to retain the box offices top rank two weeks back-to-back, reports Box Office Mojo.

A near past 2013 proposed two films where the White House had to withstand take-overs complete with stand-off explosives and shoot ‘em up showdowns. A sounder in structure White House in “The Butler” withstands turmoil in presidencies, family and social events, a storyline with ticket sales totaling a two-week estimate of 52.2 million, $17. Million of which was part and parcel of August weekend 23 to 25.

The sleeper comedy “We’re the Millers” two-peats at second place, this weekend at $13.5 million. And all the while the comedy starring real-life couple Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis surpasses the business of half-angels – staving off the supernatural action-flick “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”. The YA adaptation was able to windfall only $9.3 million on its first opening weekend.

Also sharing a debut over August 23 to 25 is Simon Pegg starring “The World’s End”. Part sci-fi, part comedy and co-written by Pegg himself all starts off with $8.9 million, taking third place at the recent box office estimates.

Comic book movies “Kick-Ass 2” and “2 Guns” both fell to a respective tenth and eleventh place. On its second weekend, the hard-hitting geek-turns-superhero movie struck a $4.2 million sum. “2 Guns” took in $3.3 million after four weeks.

Family entertainer “Planes” was at fifth ($8.5 million) with the following listers rounding down the top ten: “Elysium, $7.1 million; “You’re Next”, $7. Million; “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”, $5.2 million; “Blue Jasmine”, $4.3 million.

(Box Office Mojo)

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