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Battle at the Box Office 9/2

By Zach


Considering it’s the end of Summer and there was basically no competition, One Direction: This is Us took the top spot at the box office this weekend with $17 million.  It’s decent for a concert movie, better than Katy Perry, Glee and the Jonas Brothers disastrous openings but it was completely front loaded, so it will probably see a huge drop this coming weekend, especially with school starting for it’s tween girl audience.  The Butler dropped down to second with $14.7 million, putting it just over $74 million in total.  We’re the Millers continued it’s strong run with another $12.6 million and it’s now made over $100 million.  Planes took fourth with $7.8 million.  Completely out of nowhere, Spanish dramedy Instructions Not Included made $7.5 million in just 347 theaters.  It’s from the same studio who put out No Eres Tu, Soy Yo, which also had a shockingly good opening out nowhere.  The other two new movies were, not surprisingly, bombs.  Getaway, which just barely escaped a 0% from Rotten Tomatoes, made only $4.5 million over the weekend, good for ninth place.  Closed Circuit didn’t even make it into the top ten, making $3.06 million since it came out last Wednesday.  It was only in 870 theaters but that’s still not great and people are not quite in the mood for a slow burn legal thriller, which it looked like Closed Circuit was.

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