'The Help' Vs. 'The Butler'

The Help

Lee Daniels' The Butler

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Release Summary

Genre Drama Biography Drama Biography Drama Romance Drama Romance
DistributorWalt Disney Studios The Weinstein Company Sony Pictures Releasing Sony Pictures Releasing
Release DateAug 10, 2011Aug 16, 2013Aug 7, 2009Aug 13, 2010
Domestic Gross $169,708,112$116,632,095$94,125,426$80,574,010
Production Budget$25,000,000$30,000,000$40,000,000$60,000,000
Running Time2 hr 26 min2 hr 12 min1 hr 58 min2 hr 13 min
MPAA RatingRated PG-13 for thematic materialRated PG-13 for some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smokingRated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sensualityRated PG-13 on appeal for brief strong language, some sexual references and male rear nudity

Domestic Summary

Total Gross $169,708,112$116,632,095$94,125,426$80,574,010
Opening Weekend $26,044,590$24,637,312$20,027,956$23,104,523
Opening % of Total15.3%21.1%21.3%28.7%
Widest Release3,0143,3302,5283,108
Close DateMar 8, 2012Feb 13, 2014Nov 29, 2009Nov 4, 2010
In Release510 days / 72 weeks503 days / 71 weeks154 days / 22 weeks141 days / 20 weeks
Weekends at #13200
Weekends in Top 107765

Worldwide Summary

Worldwide Gross$216,639,112$176,598,908$129,540,499$204,594,016
Foreign Gross$46,931,000$59,966,813$35,415,073$124,020,006
Foreign % of Worldwide21.7%34%27.3%60.6%
Domestic Gross$169,708,112$116,632,095$94,125,426$80,574,010
Domestic % of Worldwide78.3%66%72.7%39.4%
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