Lee Daniels' The Butler

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

Grosses

Domestic (65.8%)
$116,632,095
Summary Details
DistributorThe Weinstein Company
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Opening$24,637,312
2,933 theaters
Budget$30,000,000
MPAAPG-13
Running Time2 hr 12 min
GenresBiography Drama
In Release503 days/71 weeks
Widest Release3,330 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Aug 16Friday1$8,322,061--2,933$2,837$8,322,0611
Aug 17Saturday1$9,292,108+11.7%-2,933$3,168$17,614,1692
Aug 18Sunday1$7,023,143-24.4%-2,933$2,394$24,637,3123
Aug 19Monday1$2,704,405-61.5%-2,933$922$27,341,7174
Aug 20Tuesday1$3,054,407+12.9%-2,933$1,041$30,396,1245
Aug 21Wednesday2$2,414,855-20.9%-2,933$823$32,810,9796
Aug 22Thursday1$2,445,834+1.3%-2,933$833$35,256,8137
Aug 23Friday1$4,791,063+95.9%-42.4%3,110$1,540$40,047,8768
Aug 24Saturday1$6,991,645+45.9%-24.8%3,110$2,248$47,039,5219
Aug 25Sunday1$4,721,104-32.5%-32.8%3,110$1,518$51,760,62510
Aug 26Monday1$1,845,504-60.9%-31.8%3,110$593$53,606,12911
Aug 27Tuesday1$2,181,547+18.2%-28.6%3,110$701$55,787,67612
Aug 28Wednesday1$1,761,420-19.3%-27.1%3,110$566$57,549,09613
Aug 29Thursday1$1,716,010-2.6%-29.8%3,110$551$59,265,10614
Aug 30Friday2$3,620,610+111%-24.4%3,330$1,087$62,885,71615
Aug 31Saturday1$5,561,003+53.6%-20.5%3,330$1,669$68,446,71916
Sep 1Sunday1$5,696,673+2.4%+20.7%3,330$1,710$74,143,39217
Sep 2
Labor Day
Monday1$5,322,986-6.6%+188.4%3,330$1,598$79,466,37818
Sep 3Tuesday1$1,348,389-74.7%-38.2%3,330$404$80,814,76719
Sep 4Wednesday1$1,056,643-21.6%-40%3,330$317$81,871,41020
Sep 5Thursday1$1,129,967+6.9%-34.2%3,330$339$83,001,37721
Sep 6Friday2$2,369,438+109.7%-34.6%3,330$711$85,370,81522
Sep 7Saturday2$3,958,413+67.1%-28.8%3,330$1,188$89,329,22823
Sep 8Sunday3$2,073,878-47.6%-63.6%3,330$622$91,403,10624
Sep 9Monday2$662,659-68%-87.6%3,330$198$92,065,76525
Sep 10Tuesday2$922,026+39.1%-31.6%3,330$276$92,987,79126
Sep 11Wednesday2$756,438-18%-28.4%3,330$227$93,744,22927
Sep 12Thursday2$714,889-5.5%-36.7%3,330$214$94,459,11828
Sep 13Friday5$1,702,390+138.1%-28.2%3,239$525$96,161,50829
Sep 14Saturday4$2,424,999+42.4%-38.7%3,239$748$98,586,50730
Sep 15Sunday5$1,417,232-41.6%-31.7%3,239$437$100,003,73931
Sep 16Monday4$501,723-64.6%-24.3%3,239$154$100,505,46232
Sep 17Tuesday4$630,139+25.6%-31.7%3,239$194$101,135,60133
Sep 18Wednesday4$501,201-20.5%-33.7%3,239$154$101,636,80234
Sep 19Thursday4$511,312+2%-28.5%3,239$157$102,148,11435
Sep 20Friday7$1,164,954+127.8%-31.6%2,931$397$103,313,06836
Sep 21Saturday7$2,026,028+73.9%-16.5%2,931$691$105,339,09637
Sep 22Sunday8$1,002,141-50.5%-29.3%2,931$341$106,341,23738
Sep 23Monday4$343,971-65.7%-31.4%2,931$117$106,685,20839
Sep 24Tuesday4$451,977+31.4%-28.3%2,931$154$107,137,18540
Sep 25Wednesday5$373,427-17.4%-25.5%2,931$127$107,510,61241
Sep 26Thursday5$353,457-5.3%-30.9%2,931$120$107,864,06942
Sep 27Friday11$695,416+96.7%-40.3%2,062$337$108,559,48543
Sep 28Saturday10$1,150,407+65.4%-43.2%2,062$557$109,709,89244
Sep 29Sunday10$555,970-51.7%-44.5%2,062$269$110,265,86245
Sep 30Monday9$206,534-62.9%-40%2,062$100$110,472,39646
Oct 1Tuesday8$264,111+27.9%-41.6%2,062$128$110,736,50747
Oct 2Wednesday8$228,726-13.4%-38.7%2,062$110$110,965,23348
Oct 3Thursday9$212,507-7.1%-39.9%2,062$103$111,177,74049
Oct 4Friday14$347,355+63.5%-50.1%1,563$222$111,525,09550
Oct 5Saturday14$557,324+60.4%-51.6%1,563$356$112,082,41951
Oct 6Sunday14$322,716-42.1%-42%1,563$206$112,405,13552
Oct 7Monday13$122,685-62%-40.6%1,563$78$112,527,82053
Oct 8Tuesday13$145,597+18.7%-44.9%1,563$93$112,673,41754
Oct 9Wednesday12$123,597-15.1%-46%1,563$79$112,797,01455
Oct 10Thursday11$123,757+0.1%-41.8%1,563$79$112,920,77156
Oct 11Friday16$168,471+36.1%-51.5%980$171$113,089,24257
Oct 12Saturday15$277,825+64.9%-50.2%980$283$113,367,06758
Oct 13Sunday15$177,376-36.2%-45%980$180$113,544,44359
Oct 14
Indig. Peoples' Day
Monday13$117,625-33.7%-4.1%980$120$113,662,06860
Oct 15Tuesday13$80,338-31.7%-44.8%980$81$113,742,40661
Oct 16Wednesday13$75,980-5.4%-38.5%980$77$113,818,38662
Oct 17Thursday13$76,841+1.1%-37.9%980$78$113,895,22763
Oct 18Friday21$114,430+48.9%-32.1%602$190$114,009,65764
Oct 19Saturday21$178,346+55.9%-35.8%602$296$114,188,00365
Oct 20Sunday21$97,697-45.2%-44.9%602$162$114,285,70066
Oct 21Monday19$37,732-61.4%-67.9%602$62$114,323,43267
Oct 22Tuesday18$55,037+45.9%-31.5%602$91$114,378,46968
Oct 23Wednesday18$47,132-14.4%-38%602$78$114,425,60169
Oct 24Thursday18$50,502+7.2%-34.3%602$83$114,476,10370
Oct 25Friday22$77,062+52.6%-32.7%444$173$114,553,16571
Oct 26Saturday21$123,771+60.6%-30.6%444$278$114,676,93672
Oct 27Sunday24$68,884-44.3%-29.5%444$155$114,745,82073
Oct 28Monday21$26,830-61.1%-28.9%444$60$114,772,65074
Oct 29Tuesday21$39,210+46.1%-28.8%444$88$114,811,86075
Oct 30Wednesday21$29,103-25.8%-38.3%444$65$114,840,96376
Oct 31
Halloween
Thursday19$40,661+39.7%-19.5%444$91$114,878,62477
Nov 1Friday22$50,778+24.9%-34.1%312$162$114,929,40278
Nov 2Saturday24$92,082+81.3%-25.6%312$295$115,021,48479
Nov 3Sunday22$50,247-45.4%-27.1%312$161$115,071,73180
Nov 4Monday23$17,532-65.1%-34.7%312$56$115,089,26381
Nov 5Tuesday21$26,438+50.8%-32.6%312$84$115,115,70182
Nov 6Wednesday22$21,965-16.9%-24.5%312$70$115,137,66683
Nov 7Thursday20$22,108+0.7%-45.6%312$70$115,159,77484
Nov 8Friday24$37,910+71.5%-25.3%214$177$115,197,68485
Nov 9Saturday24$62,762+65.6%-31.8%214$293$115,260,44686
Nov 10Sunday23$39,709-36.7%-21%214$185$115,300,15587
Nov 11Monday20$24,379-38.6%+39.1%214$113$115,324,53488
Nov 12Tuesday21$18,205-25.3%-31.1%214$85$115,342,73989
Nov 13Wednesday19$15,421-15.3%-29.8%214$72$115,358,16090
Nov 14Thursday20$14,788-4.1%-33.1%214$69$115,372,94891
Nov 15Friday26$29,200+97.5%-23%176$165$115,402,14892
Nov 16Saturday28$44,866+53.7%-28.5%176$254$115,447,01493
Nov 17Sunday26$25,468-43.2%-35.9%176$144$115,472,48294
Nov 18Monday24$8,948-64.9%-63.3%176$50$115,481,43095
Nov 19Tuesday24$11,890+32.9%-34.7%176$67$115,493,32096
Nov 20Wednesday24$9,883-16.9%-35.9%176$56$115,503,20397
Nov 21Thursday23$10,734+8.6%-27.4%176$60$115,513,93798
Nov 22Friday31$16,858+57.1%-42.3%124$135$115,530,79599
Nov 23Saturday31$25,717+52.6%-42.7%124$207$115,556,512100
Nov 24Sunday33$13,722-46.6%-46.1%124$110$115,570,234101
Nov 25Monday31$7,328-46.6%-18.1%124$59$115,577,562102
Nov 26Tuesday31$9,155+24.9%-23%124$73$115,586,717103
Nov 27Wednesday33$6,587-28.1%-33.4%71$92$115,593,304104
Nov 28
Thanksgiving
Thursday33$5,759-12.6%-46.3%71$81$115,599,063105
Nov 29Friday34$15,881+175.8%-5.8%71$223$115,614,944106
Nov 30Saturday34$17,573+10.7%-31.7%71$247$115,632,517107
Dec 1Sunday34$8,660-50.7%-36.9%71$121$115,641,177108
Dec 2Monday31$4,556-47.4%-37.8%71$64$115,645,733109
Dec 3Tuesday34$3,926-13.8%-57.1%71$55$115,649,659110
Dec 4Wednesday34$3,417-13%-48.1%71$48$115,653,076111
Dec 5Thursday33$4,080+19.4%-29.2%71$57$115,657,156112
Dec 6Friday21$69,413+1,601.3%+337.1%1,007$68$115,726,569113
Dec 7Saturday22$122,270+76.1%+595.8%1,007$121$115,848,839114
Dec 8Sunday22$73,336-40%+746.8%1,007$72$115,922,175115
Dec 9Monday21$33,612-54.2%+637.8%1,007$33$115,955,787116
Dec 10Tuesday20$41,738+24.2%+963.1%1,007$41$115,997,525117
Dec 11Wednesday21$36,979-11.4%+982.2%1,007$36$116,034,504118
Dec 12Thursday19$38,121+3.1%+834.3%1,007$37$116,072,625119
Dec 13Friday35$7,382-80.6%-89.4%61$121$116,080,007120
Dec 14Saturday35$11,511+55.9%-90.6%61$188$116,091,518121
Dec 15Sunday36$7,389-35.8%-89.9%61$121$116,098,907122
Dec 16Monday34$3,158-57.3%-90.6%61$51$116,102,065123
Dec 17Tuesday33$3,967+25.6%-90.5%61$65$116,106,032124
Dec 18Wednesday35$3,844-3.1%-89.6%61$63$116,109,876125
Dec 19Thursday36$3,987+3.7%-89.5%61$65$116,113,863126
Dec 20Friday37$4,031+1.1%-45.4%43$93$116,117,894127
Dec 21Saturday37$6,652+65%-42.2%43$154$116,124,546128
Dec 22Sunday37$4,729-28.9%-36%43$109$116,129,275129
Dec 23Monday36$3,580-24.3%+13.4%43$83$116,132,855130
Dec 24Tuesday36$2,530-29.3%-36.2%43$58$116,135,385131
Dec 25
Christmas Day
Wednesday41$4,515+78.5%+17.5%34$132$116,139,900132
Dec 26Thursday41$7,055+56.3%+77%34$207$116,146,955133
Dec 27Friday41$7,648+8.4%+89.7%34$224$116,154,603134
Dec 28Saturday42$9,697+26.8%+45.8%34$285$116,164,300135
Dec 29Sunday42$5,997-38.2%+26.8%34$176$116,170,297136
Dec 30Monday41$4,815-19.7%+34.5%34$141$116,175,112137
Dec 31
New Year's Eve
Tuesday42$5,016+4.2%+98.3%34$147$116,180,128138
Jan 1
New Year's Day
Wednesday42$7,801+55.5%+72.8%34$229$116,187,929139
Jan 2Thursday41$4,382-43.8%-37.9%34$128$116,192,311140
Jan 3Friday36$32,794+648.4%+328.8%133$246$116,225,105141
Jan 4Saturday34$46,054+40.4%+374.9%133$346$116,271,159142
Jan 5Sunday34$22,503-51.1%+275.2%133$169$116,293,662143
Jan 6Monday34$8,769-61%+82.1%133$65$116,302,431144
Jan 7Tuesday32$11,563+31.9%+130.5%133$86$116,313,994145
Jan 8Wednesday33$10,439-9.7%+33.8%133$78$116,324,433146
Jan 9Thursday33$12,264+17.5%+179.9%133$92$116,336,697147
Jan 10Friday32$27,150+121.4%-17.2%136$199$116,363,847148
Jan 11Saturday33$41,154+51.6%-10.6%136$302$116,405,001149
Jan 12Sunday33$22,148-46.2%-1.6%136$162$116,427,149150
Jan 13Monday32$8,623-61.1%-1.7%136$63$116,435,772151
Jan 14Tuesday31$10,413+20.8%-9.9%136$76$116,446,185152
Jan 15Wednesday31$8,520-18.2%-18.4%136$62$116,454,705153
Jan 16Thursday31$10,046+17.9%-18.1%136$73$116,464,751154
Jan 17Friday35$19,155+90.7%-29.4%119$160$116,483,906155
Jan 18Saturday35$29,422+53.6%-28.5%119$247$116,513,328156
Jan 19Sunday35$15,989-45.7%-27.8%119$134$116,529,317157
Jan 20
MLK Day
Monday35$15,192-5%+76.2%119$127$116,544,509158
Jan 21Tuesday36$5,782-61.9%-44.5%119$48$116,550,291159
Jan 22Wednesday36$5,696-1.5%-33.1%119$47$116,555,987160
Jan 23Thursday35$5,324-6.5%-47%119$44$116,561,311161
Jan 24Friday37$10,918+105.1%-43%101$108$116,572,229162
Jan 25Saturday37$16,378+50%-44.3%101$162$116,588,607163
Jan 26Sunday38$8,679-47%-45.7%101$85$116,597,286164
Jan 27Monday36$3,439-60.4%-77.4%101$34$116,600,725165
Jan 28Tuesday36$4,181+21.6%-27.7%101$41$116,604,906166
Jan 29Wednesday36$3,459-17.3%-39.3%101$34$116,608,365167
Jan 30Thursday37$3,957+14.4%-25.7%101$39$116,612,322168
Jan 31Friday40$4,217+6.6%-61.4%52$81$116,616,539169
Feb 1Saturday40$6,033+43.1%-63.2%52$116$116,622,572170
Feb 2Sunday41$1,562-74.1%-82%52$30$116,624,134171
Feb 3Monday41$1,469-6%-57.3%52$28$116,625,603172
Feb 4Tuesday41$1,281-12.8%-69.4%52$24$116,626,884173
Feb 5Wednesday41$1,325+3.4%-61.7%52$25$116,628,209174
Feb 6Thursday42$1,279-3.5%-67.7%52$24$116,629,488175
Feb 7
Sochi Olympics
Friday46$456-64.3%-89.2%11$41$116,629,944176
Feb 8
Sochi Olympics
Saturday47$737+61.6%-87.8%11$67$116,630,681177
Feb 9
Sochi Olympics
Sunday45$629-14.7%-59.7%11$57$116,631,310178
Feb 10
Sochi Olympics
Monday46$171-72.8%-88.4%11$15$116,631,481179
Feb 11
Sochi Olympics
Tuesday48$231+35.1%-82%11$21$116,631,712180
Feb 12
Sochi Olympics
Wednesday48$126-45.5%-90.5%11$11$116,631,838181
Feb 13
Sochi Olympics
Thursday46$257+104%-79.9%11$23$116,632,095182