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TOP 10 MOVIES AT THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Lee Daniels The Butler is serving up success at the box office. Starring Forest Whitaker as a longtime White House butler and Oprah Winfrey as his boozy wife, the Weinstein Co. biopic debuted in the top spot with $25 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. But the weekends three other major new releases, including the action romp Kick-Ass 2, failed to find traction with fans.
We expected to do well, but we didnt expect to do this well, said Erik Lomis, president of distribution and home entertainment for Weinstein Co., adding that The Butler is the companys first No. 1 debut since 2009s Inglourious Basterds."
Text by Sandy Cohen/AP