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August 26, 2013

‘The Butler’ on top in box office

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NEW YORK —

“This is a film that you wouldn’t want to open in June or July,” said Dergarabedian. “The release date that the Weinstein Co. picked absolutely paid off for them.”

In its third week of release, Warner Bros.’ R-rated road trip comedy “We’re the Millers,” starring Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston, continued to thrive. It took in $13.5 million over the weekend, bringing its overall total to $91.7 million.

Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” became his widest release ever. Sony Pictures Classics expanded Allen’s drama of a ruined socialite starring Cate Blanchett to 1,283 theaters. It made $4.3 million over the weekend after earning more than $10 million in four weeks of limited release.

The 3-D release of Universal’s “Jurassic Park,” which opened in North America in April, led the overseas market with $30 million over the weekend, most of that from its opening in China.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released on Monday.

1. “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” $17 million.

2. “We’re the Millers,” $13.5 million ($8.3 million international).

3. “Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” $9.3 million.

4. “The World’s End” $8.9 million.

5. “Planes,” $8.6 million ($5.9 million international).

6. “Elysium,” $7.1 million ($20 million international).

7. “You’re Next,” $7.1 million.

8. “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” $5.2 million ($18.4 million international).

9. “Blue Jasmine,” $4.3 million.

10. “Kick-Ass 2,” $4.3 million ($7.3 million international).

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Estimated weekend ticket sales at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada) for films distributed overseas by Hollywood studios, according to Rentrak:

1. “Jurassic Park,” $30 million.

2. “Elysium,” $20 million.

3. “Monsters University,” $19.6 million.

4. “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” $18.4 million.

5. “The Conjuring,” $17.7 million.

6. “Now You See Me,” $12.5 million.

7. “Smurfs 2,” $11.9 million.

8. “Despicable Me 2,” $10.9 million.

9. “We’re the Millers,” $8.3 million.

10. “Hide and Seek,” $8.1 million.

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