‘The Butler’ #1 Again, ‘Mortal Instruments’ #3, ‘The World’s End’ #4, ‘You’re Next’ #6

NIKKI FINKE, Editor in Chief

SUNDAY 8:30 AM, 3RD UPDATE: As Summer 2013 whimpers to a close, this is traditionally one of those ‘who cares?’ domestic box office weekends not really worth my time or effort on analysis. It’s only a $90M weekend, on par with last year’s. The Weinstein Company’s Lee Daniels’ The Butler is a holdover for #1 while Warner Bros/New Line’s raunchy comedy We’re The Millers stays #2 and creeps up on $100M. Woody Allen’s critical tour-de-farce Blue Jasmine starring Cate Blanchett widens its release to wiggle into #10 . Among newcomers, Sony Pictures/Screen Gems’ pickup from Constantin is the demonic fantasy The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones  which opened Wednesday. It ends the weekend #3 and Focus Features/Working Title’ sci-fi comedy The World’s End reteaming Simon Pegg and Nick Frost finished #4. Both pics earned ’B+’ CinemaScores. Lionsgate’s horror flick You’re Next is #6 and only managed a ‘B-’. Here’s the Top Ten based on weekend estimates:

1. Lee Daniels’ The Butler (Weinstein) Week 2 [Runs 3,110] PG13
Friday $4.7M, Saturday $6.9M, Weekend $17.0M, Cume $52.3M

2. We’re The Millers (New Line/Warner Bros) Week 3 [Runs 3,445] R
Friday $4.0M, Saturday $5.5M, Weekend $13.5M, Cume $91.7M

3. The Mortal Instruments (Screen Gems/Sony) Week 1 [Runs 3,118] PG13
Friday $3.1M, Saturday $3.7M, Weekend $9.2M, Five-Day Cume $14.0M

4. The World’s End (Focus Features) NEW [Runs 1,549] R
Friday $3.4M, Saturday $3.1M, Weekend $8.9M

5. Planes 3D (Disney) Week 3 [Runs 3,378] PG
Friday $2.2M, Saturday $3.6M, Weekend $8.6M, Cume $59.6M

6. You’re Next (Lionsgate) NEW [Runs 2,437] R
Friday $2.9M, Saturday $2.4M, Weekend $7.0M

7. Elysium (Sony) Week 3 [Runs 2,913] R
Friday $2.0M, Saturday $2.9M, Weekend $6.8M, Cume $68.80

8. Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters 3D (Fox) Week 3 [Runs 2,730]PG
Friday $1.4M, Saturday $2.2M, Weekend $5.2M, Cume $48.3M

9. Kick-Ass 2 (Universal) Week 2 [Runs 2,945] R
Friday $1.3M, Saturday $1.7M, Weekend $4.3M, Cume $22.5M

10. Blue Jasmine (Sony Classics) Week 5 [Runs 1,283] PG13
Friday $1.1M, Saturday $1.6M, Weekend $4.0M, Cume $14.4M

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