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Weekend B.O. Sept.6-8 (‘The Butler’ Dethroned)

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act September 8, 2013 at 12:05PM

Well it had to happen eventually.

Well it had to happen eventually.

After three weekends in a row as the No.1 film in the country, the first film ever to do that in 2013, Lee Daniel’s The Butler relinquished its box office throne to Riddick.

The Vin Diesel starrer grossed $18 million while The Butler came in second place with $8.9 million steadily climbing to $100 million.

And the success of Riddick was in large part due to brothers. As Variety reported a few days ago: “Universal says “Riddick” is tracking strongly with Latino and African-American men”. And that’s music to my ears.

Brothers aren’t being served. We must demand more films for us. C’mon let’s be real here. Brothers would rather slit their throats than see Baggage Claim or The Best Man Goes on a Holiday or whatever that thing is going to be called. We want action, blood, gore and acres of female nudity. Too many films geared towards women and comic book geeks. Where are all the R rated action movies that we were raised on?  Can I get an Amen?

One Direction’s concert film This Is Us took a huge drop, while the Spanish language comedy film Instructions Not Included has definitely become a late summer sleeper hit.

And in case you’ve been wondering, Fruitvale Station has grossed, to date, $15,768,000

1) Riddick Uni. $18,673,000 
2) Lee Daniels' The Butler Wein. $8,900,000 Total: $91,901,000 
3) Instructions Not Included LGF $8,100,000 Total: $20,312,000 
4) We're the Millers WB $7,925,000 Total: $123,844,000 
5) Planes BV $4,274,000 Total: $79,279,000 
6) One Direction: This is Us TriS $4,100,000 Total: $23,991,000 
7) Elysium TriS $3,100,000 Total: $85,077,000 
8) Blue Jasmine SPC $2,688,000 Total: $25,449,000 
9) Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Fox $2,500,000 Total: $59,848,000 
10) The World's End Focus $2,302,000 Total: $21,737,000 
11) The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones SGem $2,200,000 Total: $27,844,000

12) Getaway  WB $2,185,000 Total: $8,674,000 

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