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‘The Butler’ Reclaims No.1 In Surprising Box Office Upset

Lee Daniels' The Butler is not only the number one movie in the country for the third week in a row, it actually beat projections over Labor Day Weekend.

Pulling a major upset and surprise box office win against the anticipated One Direction documentary, 'This Is Us,' over the four day charting weekend, the film grossed $20 million, bringing the domestic total to an estimated $79.3 million.

As previously reported, 'The Butler' is loosely based on the life of a White House butler that worked through eight presidential administrations.

Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Lenny Kravitz and Mariah Carey are among the cast.

In related news, pop group One Direction's 'This Is Us' documentary brought in an estimated $18 million over the weekend. It also grossed $14.5 million overseas.

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