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'The Butler' tops domestic box office for second consecutive week

Posted By VERONICA LINARES, UPI.com   |   Aug. 26, 2013 at 3:53 PM   |   Comments

Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Lee Daniels' "The Butler" has stayed at the top of the U.S. box office for the second weekend in a row grossing a total of $52.3 million to-date.

According to Box Office Mojo, the film earned $17 million over the weekend, which is 31 percent less than its opening weekend earnings of $24.6 million.

As Fool.com reports, with an estimated budget of $30 million, the film is already profitable just two weeks after its release.

Lee Daniels' "The Butler" is a Weinstein Co. historical drama about a White House butler starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.

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