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Box Office: August 16-18, 2013: THE BUTLER, WE’RE THE MILLERS, ELYSIUM

Forest Whitaker The Butler

Box Office August 16-18, 2013. Lee Daniels’ The Butler premiered in the Number One Spot at the box office over the weekend with $25 Million. We’re the Millers was Second for two weeks in a row with $17.7 Million. Elysium was Third with $13.6 Million. Kick-Ass 2 premiered in Fourth Place with $13.5 Million. Planes was Fifth with $13.1 Million. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Jobs (which premiered this weekend), 2 Guns, The Smurfs 2, and The Wolverine rounded out the top ten respectively.

Lee Daniels’ The Butler is a 2013 American historical drama film directed by Lee Daniels, written by Danny Strong, and featuring an ensemble cast. Based on the real-life account of Eugene Allen, the film stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, an African-American who eyewitnesses notable events of the 20th century during his 34-year tenure serving as a White House butler.

Kick-Ass 2 is a 2013 British superhero comedy film based on the British comic book of the same name and Hit-Girl, both by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., and is the sequel to the 2010 British film Kick-Ass. The film was written and directed by Jeff Wadlow and co-produced by Matthew Vaughn, who directed the first film.

Jobs is a 2013 American biographical drama film based on the life of Steve Jobs, from 1974 while a student at Reed College to the introduction of the iPod in 2001. It is directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matt Whiteley, and produced by Mark Hulme. Jobs also has two cinematographers: Russell Carpenter for scenes shot in the United States and Aseem Bajaj for scenes shot in India. Steve Jobs is portrayed by Ashton Kutcher, with Josh Gad as Apple Computer’s (now Apple Inc.) co-founder Steve Wozniak.

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Source: Boxofficemojo, Wikipedia

 

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