The Butler rules again at the US box office

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.