‘One Direction’ and ‘Butler’ duel dual top rankings over Labor Day Weekend

Credits: TriStar Pictures
Credits: TriStar Pictures

‘One direction’ and ‘Butler’ duel dual top rankings over Labor Day Weekend

Hollywood and music chart zeniths are not polar opposites in ticket sales, and took One Direction to the top for a three-day weekend reports Box Office Mojo.

For two weeks “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” ushered in nothing but the top box office seating, with “We’re the Millers” a persistent second placer. Over a three-day Labor Day’s weekend Aug 31 to Sept. 2, “One Direction: This is Us” shut down the last power showcase month in 2013 comic book movies and took a quick crescendo to first place.

With the pop band of brothers releasing their first movie, the change in box office rankings segues the change of seasons for movie genres upcoming. For now, the quintet non-one hit wonders have their rockumentary at $17. million ranking above Labor Day’s weekend respective top ten: “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” ($14.7 million), “We’re the Millers” ($12.6 million), “Planes” ($7.7 million), “Instructions Not Included” ($7.5 million), “Elysium” ($6.3 million), “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” ($5.2 million), “The Worlds End” ($4.7 million), “Getaway” ($4.5 million) and “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” ($4.4 million).

On a four-day weekend, first-place is taken by early holiday movie-goers that puts “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” at number one in ticket sales. While 18. million was the accumulation over Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 for “One Direction: This is Us”, a just over $20. million marks the biopic starring Forrest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.

The numbers shift keeps all movies in order with the exception of the limited theater release “Instructions Not Included”, in a ranking display at Yahoo Movies.

Despite the oscillating Labor Day-Weekend gross, 2013’s Aug. hasn’t been the torrent of blockbusters like this year’s summer movies just gone towards the wait on DVD release.

The summer’s brand of late Spring to mid-Summer releases platforms the highs that are still held and mark the best movies’ gross for 2013 at the current. “Man of Steel” was a far distant second before it was faced with greater cinema powers than Zod and replaced down to fifth for worldwide greatest. The replacers being “Despicable Me 2” ($823.2 million), “Fast and Furious 6” ($787.5 million) and “Monsters University” ($715.1 million). The first to a billion for the year and this list’s unseated champion is “Iron Man 3” at $1,214.3 from its May opening.

Some other movies shared a theatrical debut nation-wide, but with less than harmony making placements. Lionsgate’s “Instructions not Included”, Focus Films’ “Closed Circuit” and Warner Bros.’ speeding cars bid “Getaway”.

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