The summer session neared a conclusion over Labor Day Weekend as One Direction: This Is Us, Morgan Spurlock’s documentary about the UK-Irish pop sensation, opened top on an estimated $17m through Sony’s TriStar label over three days.
Four-day results will emerge on Monday when it is possible that Lee Daniels’ The Butler could finish on top. Both titles are on track to finish the holiday weekend session in the $19m-$20m range.
TWC’s aforementioned drama fell to number two on $14.7m and has generated $74m after three weekends.
Lionsgate’s Spanish-language comedy drama Instructions Not Included opened at number five on $7.5m, a superb result from 347 theatres that produced a $21,614 per-site average and demonstrated the might of the Hispanic market. Warner Bros’ Ethan Hawke thriller Getaway flopped at number on $4.5m.
Focus Features’ thriller Closed Circuit arrived at number 15 on $2.5m and has taken $3.1m since it opened on Aug 28. Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall star. World War Z crossed $200m in its 11th weekend through Paramount and stands at $200.3m.
Brian De Palma’s Passion opened through eOne on $33,800 from 14. Afternoon Delight opened through The Film Arcade on $28,100 from two for a strong $14,050 per-site average. Cinedigm four-walled Our Nixon, which arrived on $5,900 from three.
Next weekend’s post-summer wide release is the action sequel Riddick starring Vin Diesel through Universal.
Estimated Top 10 North America Aug 30-Sept 1 2013
Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date
1 (-) One Direction: This Is Us (Sony/TriStar) SPRI $17m –
2 (1) Lee Daniel’s The Butler (TWC) WTC Int’l $14.7m $74m
3 (2) We’re The Millers (Warner Bros) WBPI $12.6m $109.6m
4 (5) Planes (Buena Vista) WDSMPI $7.8m $70.8m
5 (-) Instructions Not Included (Lionsgate) Lionsgate Int’l $7.5m –
6 (7) Elysium (Sony TriStar-MRC) SPRI $6.3m $78.4m
7 (3) The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (Screen Gems) Mister Smith $5.2m $22.7m
8 (4) The World’s End (Focus Features) UPI $4.8m $16.6m
9 (-) Getaway (Warner Bros) WBPI $4.5m –
10 (8) Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters (Fox) Fox Int’l $4.4m $54.9m