Without major openings to compete with this weekend, Lee Daniel’s The Butler continued to rule at the top of the US box office, drawing $17 million. Since its release last week, the star-studded drama, which cost less than $30 million to make, has grossed $52.3 million.
Jennifer Aniston’s comedy, We’re The Millers, held well too, claiming the second spot with $13.5 million. The film’s total gross in its third weekend of release stands at $91.7 million.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones opened in the third place stateside to a meager $9.3 million over the weekend.
The British comedy The World’s End fared better in its US debut, grossing $8.9 million and landing in the fourth spot, even though it was released only in a limited number of screens.
The surprise hit animation Planes claimed the fifth spot, adding $8.6 million to its coffers, to reach a total gross of $59.6 million.
Overseas, the re-release of Jurassic Park in 3D lead the pack with $30 over the weekend. It was followed by Elysium, which was ranked 6th in the US, with $20 million. The sci-fi auctioneer worldwide gross stands at $139 million.
Monsters University leaped back to 3rd place with $19.6 million to reach a global total of $686 million. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and The Conjuring followed with $18.4 million and $17.7 million respectively.