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This Labor Day weekend was a great success for Hollywood and cinemas around the country - $156 million was spent on movie tickets to new releases.
At number one, The Butler grossed $20 million. The film, which stars Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker, centers on a White House butler who worked through eight presidencies.
Behind the civil rights flick, The Hollywood Reporter announced that One Direction: This Is Us was the second-highest grossing movie, earning $18 million. The concert documentary follows the British teen pop band.
The number five spot this weekend took Hollywood by surprise. Instructions Not Included, a comedy spoken in all Spanish, grossed $10 million, according to Seattle Times. The movie, which is about a family in LA, filled theaters in California and Texas.
Selena Gomez’s film, Getaway flopped, landing in spot number ten. It earned only $5.5 million. The movie received terrible reviews, as well. In the film, Gomez plays Ethan Hawke’s sidekick. The pair must save his kidnapped wife by driving according to the instructions of a mysterious caller.
What film did you check out this weekend?
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