"The Butler" serves up box-office success at No. 1
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Lee Daniels' The Butler" is serving up success at the box office.
According to studio estimates Sunday, the Weinstein Co. biopic about a White House butler debuted in the top spot with $25 million. The film stars Forrest Whittaker and Oprah Winfrey.
But the weekend's three other new offerings -- the action romp "Kick-Ass 2," Open Road's Steve Jobs biopic "Jobs" and the dramatic thriller "Paranoia" -- all failed to find traction with fans.
Universal's "Kick-Ass 2" debuted in fourth place with $13.56 million. "Jobs" opened in seventh with $6.7 million. And Relativity's "Paranoia" didn't crack the top 12.
Last week's No. 1 film -- Sony's "Elysium" -- dropped to third place with $13.6 million.
The Jason Sudeikis-Jennifer Aniston Warner Bros. comedy, "We're the Millers," held onto second place with $17.78 million.
Disney's animated "Planes" rounded out the top five.
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