weekend box office

One Direction Leads the Long Weekend


Though box office results for the full holiday weekend are still too close to call, the numbers do show concert film One Direction: This Is Us at the front of the pack with $16.9 million in debut earnings. Last week’s frontrunner, Lee Daniels’ The Butler has earned $14.8 million so far, bringing its cumulative total to $79.2 million. We’re The Millers dropped to third place with $12.7 million, bringing its cumulative haul to $112.9 million. After a month in theaters, Disney’s animated Planes has earned a total of $73.8 million — $7.7 million of it this weekend, putting it in fourth place. Newcomer Instructions Not Included seems headed for fifth place at summer’s last box office, having opened with $7.5 million. And now, fall’s Oscar season can finally begin.