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'The Butler' to prevail at box office this weekend -- Oscars next?
"Lee Daniels' The Butler" will be the No. 1 movie at the box office this weekend after taking in about $9 million in ticket sales last night. That puts the historical drama on track for a $27-million weekend, significantly more than The Weinstein Company's initial lowball estimate of $15 million.
By Glenn Whipp
August 17, 2013