1 Updates
One Direction Movie Takes Backseat to "The Butler" over Holiday Weekend
Photo Credit: ABC News Radio

One Direction Movie Takes Backseat to "The Butler" over Holiday Weekend

Sep 3 2013, 6:36am CDT | by ABC News Radio

The Weinstein Company(NEW YORK) -- The boy band lost to The Butler over the Labor Day weekend. The documentary One Direction: This Is Us, about the English-Irish pop group, earned an estimated $18...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

One Direction Movie Takes Backseat to "The Butler" over Holiday Weekend

Sep 3 2013, 6:36am CDT | by ABC News Radio

The Weinstein Company(NEW YORK) -- The boy band lost to The Butler over the Labor Day weekend.

The documentary One Direction: This Is Us, about the English-Irish pop group, earned an estimated $18 million from Friday through Monday to open in second place, trailing only Lee Daniels' The ButlerThe Butler was number one for the third week in a row, with $20 million.

One Direction: This Is Us was directed by Morgan Spurlock, who's best known for his documentary Super Size Me.  He says his latest film allowed him the rare opportunity to work with a big budget and with 3D technology.

In addition, Spurlock recently told ABC News Radio, "One of the biggest reasons I wanted to make this film is that the day this movie opens it's going to be seen by more people in more countries around the world than any film I've ever made combined, on that one day."

The weekend's other wide release, the Ethan Hawke-Selena Gomez thriller Getaway, was a flop.  It debuted in 10th place, raising just $5.5 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Monday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:

1. Lee Daniels' The Butler, $20 million
2. One Direction: This Is Us, $18 million
3. We're the Millers, $15.9 million
4. Planes, $10.7 million
5. Instructions Not Included, $10 million
6. Elysium, $8.3 million
7. Mortal Instruments, $6.8 million
8. The World's End, $6.1 million
9. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, $6.1 million
10. Getaway, $5.5 million/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Source: ABC News Radio

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

IPad Air Giveaway 2014 is Online
IPad Air Giveaway 2014 is Online
Our sister site I4U News is giving away a brand new iPad Air or if you can wait an iPad Air 2. This is an $499 value.
 
 
Most Popular TV Series of 2014
Most Popular TV Series of 2014
The most popular TV series released in 2014 include such incredible shows as True Detective and Fargo.
 
 
True Blood Arrives in its Wacky, Sexy Final Season
True Blood Arrives in its Wacky, Sexy Final Season
The vampire series True Blood has arrived in its wacky final season. Director Stephen Moyer and his wife Anna Paquin, who played Sookie, also pose 'Nude' for the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
 
 
Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams Discusses Last-Minute Changes in Season 4 Finale
Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams Discusses Last-Minute Changes in Season 4 Finale
Maisie Williams, who plays Arya in The Game of Thrones recently discussed some last-minute changes in the popular series.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Pick the perfect coat for autumn-winter 2014
London, Oct 1 (IANS) Cold weather is descending upon us and it's time to pick the best piece from various options available in the market. From military inspired styles to aviator ones, one can try many trends, but the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Russell Crowe drives his real-life gladiators to brink of glory
Canberra, Oct 1 (IANS) Russell Crowe is one of Hollywood's biggest stars but his role this weekend as owner of Australian rugby league team South Sydney might be the most nerve-wracking of his career. The South Sydney...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Annu Rani clinches women's javelin throw bronze
Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) India's Annu Rani surprised the field by clinching the bronze in women's javelin throw final at the 17th Asian Games here Wednesday. China's Zhang Li took the gold, setting a new Games Record...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Germany increases aid for Syrian, Iraqi refugees
Berlin, Oct 1 (IANS) Germany has added 10 million euros (about $12.6 million) to its humanitarian aid for refugees in Syria, Iraq and their neighbouring countries in the region, the foreign ministry announced...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey to star in Boss Baby
Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey will star in 'Boss Baby'. The 'American Beauty' actor and Baldwin, 56, will lend their voices to the latest DreamWorks animation which will be helmed by 'Madagascar' co-director Tom McGrath...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Twilight franchise to return with short films
The 'Twilight' franchise is to return in the form of five short films that will be broadcast exclusively on Facebook. It's been revealed five female directors will be selected to make their own short film based on the...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
First trailer for Tak3n is released
The first trailer has been released for the eagerly-awaited third film in the 'Taken' franchise. The new teaser to the movie - which has seen its title updated to 'Tak3n' - stars Hollywood legends Liam Neeson, 62, and...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Warwick Davis: James Bond is outdated
Warwick Davis wants to be the next James Bond because he thinks the movies are ''outdated''. The 44-year-old actor - who is three-and-a-half feet tall - would love to do away with the stereotypes associated with the...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
X-Men: Apocalypse will conclude First Class storylines
'X-Men: Apocalypse' will be the last part of a trilogy that began with 'First Class', according to writer-producer Simon Kinberg. The 41-year-old explained that the third installment in the series will conclude the...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Jason Sudeikis named among all-star voice cast for 'Angry Birds'
Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad and Danny McBride have all been named in the all-star voice cast for 'Angry Birds'. The much-anticipated feature film of the popular game series will also include the likes of Bill Hader, who...
Read more on Movie Balla