/// Box Office: ‘Butler’ Impresses with $17 Mil, Staves Off Trio of Wide Releases

August 25, 2013  |  Variety

A trio of counterprogramming wide releases, led by Sony-Screen Gems’ Y/A adaptation “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” with an estimated $14.1 million in five days,  were no match for “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” which fell a scant 31% in its second weekend, for a projected $17 million through Sunday. The Weinstein Co.-distributed pic has… Read more

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