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Labor Day Box Office Won by Working Staff

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Your four-day weekend box office:

1. Lee Daniels' The Butler - $20 million, topping the box office for a third straight weekend of seeing whatever has Oprah in it.

2. One Direction: This Is Us - $18 million, already turning a profit as fans rushed to see the big reveal for which kid will be the one who gets fat.

3. We're the Millers - $15.9 million, making this the sixth Jennifer Aniston film to earn over $100 million domestic, and reminding us that Just Go with It and Marley and Me still exist and did shockingly well.

4. Planes - $10.7 million. Fuckin' Planes.

5. Instructions Not Included - $10 million, easily beating fellow newcomer Getaway despite its opening in less than 350 theaters. The trick: it targeted the underserved Spanish family demographic, while Getaway less wisely targeted the demographic of people who want to watch Ethan Hawke drive.

Weekend Box Office Results [Box Office Mojo]

  • August 26, 2013
    Your weekend box office: 1. Lee Daniels' The Butler - $17 million, another week dominated by the irresistible appeal of butlery. 2. We're the Millers - $13.5 million, holding off all newcomers with its raunchy and hilarious tale of grain milling. 3. The Mortal Instruments: C... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2013
    Your weekend box office: 1. Lee Daniel's The Butler - $25 million. After months of juvenile summer action, it seems adult audiences were finally hungry for whatever Oprah told them to be hungry for. 2. We're the Millers - $17.8 million. Like Miller beers, still somehow gettin... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2013
    Your weekend box office: 1. Elysium - $30.4 million. First place, but it's going to need to some serious staying power if it's to make back its $115 million budget. Is it too late to call this The Bourne Obvious Sci-Fi Allegory? 2. We're the Millers - $26.6 million. Drugs, st... / Continue →
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