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'Butler' maintains No. 1 spot on lackluster movie weekend

Forest Whitaker, left, and Oprah Winfrey, stars of "Lee Daniels' The Butler," pose with director Lee Daniels.The film was No. 1 at the box office for a second-straight week.
Forest Whitaker, left, and Oprah Winfrey, stars of "Lee Daniels' The Butler," pose with director Lee Daniels.The film was No. 1 at the box office for a second-straight week.
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“Lee Daniels’ The Butler” served up a second helping at the box office, topping the weekend with $17 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. That was enough to lead all films on a late August weekend known as a dumping ground for studios after their summer blockbusters and before the start of the fall movie-going season. Daniels’ historical drama about a long-serving White House butler, starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, last weekend opened with ...


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