Labor Day: ‘The Butler’ Tops 4-Day Holiday After ‘One Direction’ Wins 3-Day Weekend

MONDAY 7 AM UPDATE: Lee Daniels’ The Butler from The Weinstein Company is the first film in 2013 to take #1 at the domestic box office for 3 straight weekends at this end of the 4-day Labor Day holiday. This, despite a $5 million head start by Sony Pictures/TriStar’s One Direction: This Is Us after overperforming for Thursday and Friday 3D shows. But these concert films are always frontloaded even though this one is doing surprisingly well. Here’s the Top Ten based on the 3-day weekend/4-day holiday estimates:

1. Lee Daniels’ The Butler (Weinstein) Week 3 [Runs 3,330] PG13
Friday $3.6M, Saturday $5.5M, Sunday $5.7M
3-Day Weekend $14.8M, 4-Day Holiday $20.0M, Cume $79.3M

2. One Direction: This Is Us 3D (TriStar/Sony) NEW [Runs 2,735] PG
Friday $8.8M, Saturday $4.0M, Sunday $2.9M
3-Day Weekend $15.7M, 4-Day Holiday $18.0M

3. We’re The Millers (New Line/Warner Bros) Week 4 [Runs 3,445] R
Friday $3.1M, Saturday $4.5M, Sunday $4.9M
3-Day Weekend $12.6M, 4-Day Holiday $16.3M, Cume $113.3M

4. Planes 3D (Disney) Week 4 [Runs 3,259] PG
Friday $1.7M, Saturday $2.9M, Sunday $2.9M
3-Day Weekend $7.5M, 4-Day Holiday $10.5M, Cume $73.6M

5. Instructions Not Included (Lionsgate) NEW [Runs 347] PG13
Friday $1.9M, Saturday $2.7M, Sunday $3.1M
3-Day Weekend $7.8M, 4-Day Holiday $10.3M

6. Elysium (Sony) Week 4 [Runs 2,539] R
Friday $1.5M, Saturday $2.3M, Sunday $2.4M
3-Day Weekend $6.3M, 4-Day Holiday $8.2M, Cume $80.4M

7. The Mortal Instruments (Screen Gems/Sony) Week 2 [Runs 3,118] PG13
Friday $1.4M, Saturday $2.0M, Sunday $1.9M
3-Day Weekend $5.4M, 4-Day Holiday $6.8M, Cume $24.3M

8. The World’s End (Focus Features) Week 2 [Runs 1,553]
Friday $1.4M, Saturday $1.8M, Sunday $1.8M
3-Day Weekend $4.9M, 4-Day Holiday $6.5M, Cume $18.4M

9. Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters 3D (Fox) Week 4 [Runs 2,393] PG
Friday $980K, Saturday $1.7M, Sunday $1.7M
3-Day Weekend $4.3M, 4-Day Holiday $5.9M, Cume $56.5M

10. Getaway (Warner Bros) NEW [Runs 2,130] PG13
Friday $1.4M, Saturday $1.5M, Sunday $1.4M
3-Day Weekend $4.4M, 4-Day Holiday $5.5M

16. Closed Circuit (Focus Features) NEW [Runs 870] R
Friday $745K, Saturday $898K, Sunday $811K
3-Day Weekend $2.4M, 4-Day Holiday $3.1M, Cume $3.6M

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