Butler tops North America box office
LOS ANGELES, California (AFP) - Lee Daniels' The Butler, about an African American who witnesses decades of United States history as a White House servant, debuted at the top of the North American box office, final figures showed on Monday.
The historical drama, which stars Forest Whitaker in the title role and Oprah Winfrey as his wife, pulled in US$24.6 million (S$31 million) over the weekend, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said.
We're the Millers, a dark comedy about pot-smuggling starring Jennifer Aniston as a stripper, finished in second place with US$18 million.
Last week's top earner, science-fiction thriller Elysium starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, dropped to third place at US$13.7 million.