The Butler' Tops the Field With $25 Million

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August 18, 2013 AT 7:13 AM
Riding a wave of largely positive reviews and enthusiastic audience response, Lee Daniels? The Butler took the top spot at the North American box office, taking in $25 million as it bowed in 2933 theaters. The Weinstein Company release, starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, easily out-performed the weekend?s three other new wide releases.