Black Entertainment : 'The Butler' stays on top with $17 million

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,







    'The Butler' stays on top with $17 million
    'Lee Daniels' The Butler' stays on top at box office with $17 million over the weekend


    NEW YORK (AP) — "Lee Daniels' The Butler" served up a second helping at the box office, topping the weekend with $17 million according to studio estimates Sunday.
    That was enough to lead all films on a late August weekend known as a dumping ground for studios following their summer blockbusters and before the start of the fall movie-going season. Daniels' historical drama about a long-serving White House butler, starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, last weekend opened with $24.6 million for the Weinstein Co.

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    FILE - This undated file film image provided by The Weinstein Company shows Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines, left, and Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in a scene from "Lee Daniels' The Butler." “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” served up another box office-topping weekend, earning $17 million according to studio estimates Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Anne Marie Fox, File)


    1. "Lee Daniels' The Butler," $17 million.
    2. "We're the Millers," $13.5 million ($8.3 million international).
    3. "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," $9.3 million.
    4. "The World's End" $8.9 million.
    5. "Planes," $8.6 million ($5.9 million international).
    6. "Elysium," $7.1 million ($20 million international).
    7. "You're Next," $7.1 million.
    8. "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," $5.2 million ($18.4 million international).
    9. "Blue Jasmine," $4.3 million.
    10. "Kick-*** 2," $4.3 million ($7.3 million international).
     
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    "To Delacroix's horror, not only does Dunwitty enthusiastically endorse the show, it also becomes hugely successful. As soon as the show premieres on television, Manray and Womack end up becoming big stars while Delacroix, contrary to his original stated intent, defends the show as being satirical. Delacroix quickly embraces the show and his newfound fame; he even wins awards for creating and writing the show, while Hopkins becomes horrified at the racist nightmare she has helped to unleash
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamboozled#Plot

    Spike Lee's movie Bamboozled, was a satirical look at where the mindset of 21 century America was going, in terms of entertianment.

    Blacks would no longer see anything offensive about stereotypes and Whites would be happy to see "Negroes back in their Place"
    Thus the show won all awards, and became a hit with critical aclaim from all print media
     
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    I have been reading through filmmaker magazines and this movie didn't even register on the radar for the summer editions and I just noticed that the box office numbers are domestic, without international numbers included.

    Seems like a "Test run" for similar, future projects.
     
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    In other continents , Asia, Europe and South America and Africa, there is more of not just an understanding of our history, but a respect for our sentiments about certain things!
    The Last Poets get bigger crowds in Scandinavia then in Chicago, and the mayor of Lyons, France initiated a Mumia Abu Jamal street, just a small sampling of a bigger list.

    I hear you my brother, but as a scholar of African history you know that accolades and awards are given to the science of degrading us as a people!

    "Birth of a Nation" was a commercial success, and to this day is still considered a hallmark in film making
    "Gone With the Wind" received ten Academy Awards
    "Driving Miss Daisy" on Broadway, got the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
    "Top Dog Underdog" on Broadway, also the Pulitzer
    ""Driving Miss Daisy" received four Academy Awards
    "Monsters Ball" received Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Awards, Screen Actor's Guild Awards

    "The Scottsborough Boys" on Broadway, nominated for all Tony awards
    "Precious" Academy Award, People's Choice Award, 5 Independent Spirit Awards
    "The Help" Not enough room here for the number of awards, so here is the list;
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accolades_received_by_The_Help_(film)

    and now more then likely this....movie!
     
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    'The Butler' works its way to second U.S. box office win

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    Reuters/Reuters - Actors Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whittaker, cast members of the film "Lee Daniels' The Butler", pose at the film's premiere in Los Angeles August 12, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

    "The Butler," which also topped movie charts a week ago, is inspired by the real-life story of an African American man who served as a White House butler for eight U.S. presidents. Whitaker stars as the title character and Winfrey plays his chain-smoking, hard-drinking wife.
    The movie distributed by The Weinstein Company has rung up sales of $52.3 million through its first two weekends, far surpassing its $25 million budget paid by 28 investors, and is drumming up buzz as an awards season contender.

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    sometime we can look way inside beyond it's meaning......THE BUTLER been highly viewed people going to see it
    in droves
     
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    True stories nearly always have that kind of impact, regardless of the screen writers and the magic of Hollywood.
     
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    Oprah Winfrey's 'The Butler' Powers Past 'One Direction' for 3rd Straight Box-Office Win

    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" rallied to overtake the concert film "One Direction: This Is Us" to win the Labor Day weekend box office race and become the first movie this year to finish No. 1 three consecutive weeks.
    The Weinstein Company estimated the civil rights saga, starring Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker, will bring in a little more than $20 million over the four-day holiday weekend. That was just enough to beat out Sony's boy band music documentary, which finished with $18 million after leading the pack through the first three days.
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    Oprah Winfrey's 'The Butler' Powers Past 'One Direction' for 3rd Straight Box-Office Win
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    I don't like Oprah Winfrey so I will never watch another film with her in it. (I watched that character assault on black men called "The Color Purple", where racist whites discovered their new black heroine...Sophia, after she beat up her black husband) and I will never watch 21st century minstel shows like those Tyler Perry films.

    One of the best black filmmakers of today, to those who know the movie business, is John Singleton.

    His movies "Boyz In Da Hood" and "Baby Boy" had a MESSAGE that was RELAVENT to the black community.

    Films involving Oprah are done to DEGRADE BLACK MEN, which is why they feature the scene of her HITTING a black man during "The Butler" TV commercials. The subliminal image of a black man being beaten is attractive to the subconscious minds of white racists and to the black man hating minds of many black people alike.

    The purpose of such movies are basically to BLAME and DENIGRATE black men while the HOUSE N*GGER TOMS, is EMASCULATED by the WOMAN, as he KISSES the WHITE MASTER'S ***!
     
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    This is right on. So glad that minstrel movie didn't get any of my money. Oprah has been a handmaiden for the white dominators for a long time. They don't bother her because she helps them destroy Black men.
     
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