Lee Daniels' The Butler Serves Up A Win With No.1 Box Office Debut

James Marsden, Oprah Winfrey, and Minka Kelly attend the after party for 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Los Angeles premiereon August 12, 2013 in Los Angeles James Marsden, Oprah Winfrey, and Minka Kelly attend the after party for 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Los Angeles premiereon August 12, 2013 in Los Angeles

“Lee Daniels’ The Butler” is serving up success at the box office.

According to studio estimates Sunday, the Weinstein Co. biopic about a White House butler debuted in the top spot with $25 million.

But the weekend’s three other new offerings — the action romp “Kick-Ass 2,” Open Road’s Steve Jobs biopic “Jobs” and the dramatic thriller “Paranoia” — failed to find traction with fans.

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Universal’s “Kick-Ass 2” debuted in fourth place with $13.56 million. “Jobs” opened in seventh with $6.7 million. And Relativity’s “Paranoia” didn’t crack the top 12.

Last week’s No. 1 film, Sony’s “Elysium,” dropped to third place with $13.6 million. The Jason Sudeikis-Jennifer Aniston Warner Bros. comedy, “We’re the Millers,” held onto second place with $17.78 million, while Disney’s animated “Planes” rounds out the top five.

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