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‘The Butler’ took ‘Kick-Ass 2’ to the cleaners on its debut weekend, as well as the returning films, ‘Elysium’ and ‘We’re The Millers’.

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As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man’s life, family, and American society.

‘Kick-Ass 2’ received the “poor review treatment” that might be linked to the films poor performance at the box-office. ‘The Lone Ranger’ suffered a similar fate, costing Disney millions in losses. The violent ass kickers came in fourth place with $13.6 million for the weekend, with the ‘We’re The Millers’ over performing in second place at $25 million.

Surprisingly we see another big budget sci-fi film under-performing at the box-office with Elysium in third place with $13.6 million for the weekend.

Top 5 Movies at the Box Office for August 16-18:

  • “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” – $25 million
  • “We’re the Millers” – $17.8 million
  • “Elysium” – $13.6 million
  • “Kick-Ass 2” – $13.57 million
  • “Planes” – $13.14 million