Move over Elysium, Lee Daniels’ The Butler is this week’s new number one.
Quick summary: equipped with an ensemble cast list—Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Alex Pettyfer, James Marsden, Terrence Howard, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Lenny Kravitz, Cuba Gooding Jr., Robin Williams, John Cusack and many others—that could probably go on far longer than the movie itself. The movie follows the life of Cecil Gaines as he serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House. The civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man’s life, family, and American society.
Why I would see this movie: I like historical/period films (Lincoln/anything with Daniel Day-Lewis)…and I really am a sucker for any movie that has anything to do with Alan Rickman.
We’re The Millers proved their consistency by defending the second place spot. Kick Ass 2 and Jobs debuted below the coveted top 3 spots with number 4 and number 6 respectively.
Here’s a list of the weekend’s top movies, compiled by Box Office Mojo.
- Lee Daniels’ The Butler, $25 Mil.
- We’re The Millers, $17.8 Mil.
- Elysium, $13.6 Mil.
- Kick Ass 2, $13.5 Mil.
- Planes, $13.1 Mil.
- Jobs, $6.7
- 2 Guns, $5.5 Mil
- The Smurfs 2, $4.6 Mil.
- The Wolverine, $4. Mil.