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Down at the Box Office: One Direction is Up


Young movie-goers couldn’t get enough of 1D this weekend as it is this weekend’s Box Office champ.  The movie ended Lee DanielsThe Butler two week reign and nabbed the top spot coming in with $17 million on their first weekend.

Quick Summary: It is yet another music documentary — I’m not sure who told Hollywood that people actually like these and therefore should continue cranking them out– this time directed by Morgan Spurlock, of Super Size Me fame, that follows the lives of five dudes. Seems simple enough? Not when you are a member of the British Boy group One Direction. However, this movie is different in that it features pieces of concert footage and lots of filler footage of the stars doing things no one necessarily cares about like: spray painting walls, working in a bakery, visiting a bakery, mowing a lawn and wandering the English country side and pretty much being normal human beings. Like I can’t see normal people doing stuff at my house for free. The upside? It’s a lot less Scooter Braun.

"Go home, Scooter!"

“Go home, Scooter!”

Overall: One Direction: This is Us is a step up from the dumpster fire that was Never Say Never…and pretty much half of the other stuff that came out this summer.

Sorry Clark...but not really

Sorry Clark…but not really

Movie ranking courtesy of Box Office Mojo.

  1. One Direction: This is Us, $17 Mil.
  2. Lee Daniels’ The Butler, $14.7 Mil.
  3. We’re The Millers, $12.6 Mil.
  4. Planes, $ 7.7 Mil.
  5. Instructions Not Included, $ 7.5 Mil.
  6. Elysium, $6.3 Mil.
  7. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, $5.2 Mil.
  8. The World’s End, $4.8 Mil.
  9. Getaway, $4.5 Mil.
  10. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, $4.4 Mil.

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