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
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Aug 16-181$24,637,312-2,933-$8,400$24,637,3121
Aug 23-251$16,503,812-33%3,110+177$5,306$51,760,6252
Aug 30-Sep 12$14,878,286-9.8%3,330+220$4,467$74,143,3923
Aug 30-Sep 2
Labor Day wknd
1$20,201,272-3,330-$6,066$79,466,378-
Sep 6-82$8,401,729-43.5%3,330-$2,523$91,403,1064
Sep 13-154$5,544,621-34%3,239-91$1,711$100,003,7395
Sep 20-227$4,193,123-24.4%2,931-308$1,430$106,341,2376
Sep 27-2910$2,401,793-42.7%2,062-869$1,164$110,265,8627
Oct 4-614$1,227,395-48.9%1,563-499$785$112,405,1358
Oct 11-1315$623,672-49.2%980-583$636$113,544,4439
Oct 11-14
Indig. Peoples' Day wknd
15$741,297-980-$756$113,662,068-
Oct 18-2021$387,473-37.9%602-378$643$114,285,70010
Oct 25-2723$269,717-30.4%444-158$607$114,745,82011
Nov 1-326$193,107-28.4%312-132$618$115,071,73112
Nov 8-1027$140,381-27.3%214-98$655$115,300,15513
Nov 15-1731$99,534-29.1%176-38$565$115,472,48214
Nov 22-2438$56,297-43.4%124-52$454$115,570,23415
Nov 27-Dec 1
Thanksgiving 5-Day
34$54,460-71-$767$115,641,177-
Nov 28-Dec 1
Thanksgiving 4-Day
34$47,873-71-$674$115,641,177-
Nov 29-Dec 1
Thanksgiving 3-Day
42$42,114-25.2%71-53$593$115,641,17716
Dec 6-8
Post-Thanksgiving
22$265,019+529.3%1,007+936$263$115,922,17517
Dec 13-1543$26,282-90.1%61-946$430$116,098,90718
Dec 20-2246$15,412-41.4%43-18$358$116,129,27519
Dec 27-2948$23,342+51.5%34-9$686$116,170,29720
Jan 3-534$101,351+334.2%133+99$762$116,293,66221
Jan 10-1234$90,452-10.8%136+3$665$116,427,14922
Jan 17-1939$64,566-28.6%119-17$542$116,529,31723
Jan 17-20
MLK wknd
38$79,758-119-$670$116,544,509-
Jan 24-2646$35,975-44.3%101-18$356$116,597,28624
Jan 31-Feb 257$11,812-67.2%52-49$227$116,624,13425
Feb 7-9
Sochi Olympics
83$1,822-84.6%11-41$165$116,631,31026