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MOVE FAB: "Lee Daniels' The Butler" REMAINS At #1, Oprah Winfrey CELEBRATES With A Purple Hula Hoop!

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Lee Daniel's The Butler is expected to win the box office for the second week in a row.  Find out how well the film performed inside and hear how Oprah Winfrey celebrated her screen success....

After a successful debut weekend, Lee Daniels' The Butler held onto the top postion for the second week in a row, taking in $4.7M last night.  The film is expected to gross $15.6M this weekend which is good enough to edge out We're The Millers starring Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston.

So how did Oprah Winfrey celebrate the film's success? She told the Huff Post, "I actually got a purple Hula Hoop that I bring out for occasions like this. So I brought out that Hula Hoop in the front yard!"

Oprah's celebration was in stark contrast to ho she handled the failure of her film Beloved in 1998. Back then, she turned to macaroni and cheese to sooth the pain.

"I didn't know that by Saturday morning you could already know that you're a loser. So Saturday morning I get the call that (`Beloved') was beat out by`Bride of Chucky.'"

Oprah said she asked her chef to start cooking comfort food and ended up "in a macaroni-and-cheese coma."  Well....there will be no coma this weekend! We hope she posts an Instagram video of all the hula hoop action!

Unfortunately for actress Jane Fonda, who stars at Nancy Reagan in the film, her role in the film has not been as well received.  In fact, one theater in Kentucky refuses to show the film because of Jane's casting.  

So what's the fuss about?  There have been several very small protests against the film because of Jane's work in the early 1970s protesting the Vietnam War.  Yes, the 1970s...

Dane Tripp, who protested outside a Lewiston, Maine theater, told the local Sun Journal newspaper, "We have nothing against the theater, nothing against the movie itself. I'm sure it's very historical. There's no malice against the movie, just the person they cast in it."

SMH.......somebody make Jane some mac and cheese!

 

Here's the projected weekend turnout:

1. Lee Daniels’ The Butler (Weinstein) Week 2 [Runs 3,110] PG13
Friday $4.7M (-43% from a week ago), Weekend $15.6M, Cume $50.9M

2. We’re The Millers (New Line/Warner Bros) Week 3 [Runs 3,445] R
Friday $4.0M, Weekend $13.1M, Cume $91.4M

3. The World’s End (Focus Features) NEW [Runs 1,549] R
Friday $3.4M, Weekend $9.6M

4. The Mortal Instruments (Screen Gems/Sony) Week 1 [Runs 3,118] PG13
Friday $3.1M, Weekend $8.9M, Five-Day Cume $13.7M

5. You’re Next (Lionsgate) NEW [Runs 2,437] R
Friday $2.9M, Weekend $8.0M

 

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