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Sunday
Aug182013

"Lee Daniels' The Butler" Tops Weekend Box Office

Larry Busacca/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company(LOS ANGELES) -- Lee Daniels' The Butler topped the weekend box office, raking in $25.01 million between Friday and Sunday.

Lee Daniels' The Butler stars Forest Whitaker as a butler to many U.S. presidents. Oprah Winfrey stars as his wife.

The movie was inspired by a Washington Post article that featured the life of a black butler who served in the White House.

We're the Millers took the second-place spot for the second weekend in a row. The Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis comedy took in $17.78 million this weekend, according to Hollywood.com.

Matt Damon's action flick Elysium dropped down to the third-place spot, after debuting at number one last weekend.

Here is the list of the weekend's top 10 films, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:

1. Lee Daniels' The Butler: $25.01M     
2. We're the Millers: $17.78M     
3. Elysium: $13.6M     
4. Kick-Ass 2:  $13.568M
5. Planes: $13.14M
6. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters: $8.375M    
7. Jobs: $6.7M     
8. 2 Guns: $5.572M     
9. The Smurfs 2: $4.6M     
10. The Wolverine: $4.425M

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