Monday Box Office Report – One Direction for cash

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Another day, another dollar. Labour Day, some sort of public holiday about wearing white clothing from what my limited knowledge can ascertain, hit the North American box office over the weekend, opening up the gates for films to make that little bit of extra coin. Well not that much coin, but still, at least it was a direction for the industry to go in.

And One Direction did indeed go on to reap all that extra cash. The Labour Day surprise took top spot with a $17 million haul, and while not being on the same level as similar films such as the Miley Cyrus and Michael Jackson musical extravaganzas, it still beat doccies starring Katy Perry and the Jonas Bros quite easily.

Meanwhile, proving that taste is subjective, beer-drinking comedy The World’s End maintained a firm grip on the glass of the number 8 position, downing a few more millions. The Butler dropped to second place, but the Lee Daniels film is proving to be a solid money-maker starring miscast presidents, and will most likely finish up with a domestic total of over $100 million before it bows out. Here’s a look at how everyone else did over the weekend:

  • One Direction: This is us – $17 Million
  • Lee Daniel’s The Butler – $14.7 Million
  • We’re the Millers – $12.6 Million
  • Planes – $7.7 Million
  • Instructions not included – $7.5 Million
  • Elysium – $6.3 Million
  • The Mortal Instruments: City of bones – $5.2 Million
  • The World’s End – $4.7 Million
  • Getaway – $4.5 Million
  • Percy Jackson: Sea of monsters – $4.4 Million

Kick Ass 2 bombed out over the weekend. After just three weeks, the film is now sitting at number 18, barely making $40 million worldwide. Jobs fell even harder though, as the Ashton Kutcher starring film is now sitting at the number 23 spot, having fallen there and landed pretty hard after also just arriving three weeks ago.

Last Updated: September 2, 2013

Darryn Bonthuys

Word-slinger at Critical Hit. Inventor of the macho Swiss gym chocolate known as Testoblerone. That's...that's about it really.

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