Welcome to the Box Office Report, where we bow to our new pants-less boy king, Harry Styles.
1. One Direction: This Is Us (Sony): $17 million in 2,735 theaters
The biggest band in the world unsurprisingly got the teens out in full force to take the box office crown home before school starts again. As Buzzfeed's Adam Vary explains, the One Directioners came out stronger than whatever Katy Perry's fans call themselves for her concert movie. Unfortunately, they couldn't compete with Biebs, Miley, or Michael Jackson's concert movies. There are plenty of caveats: the long weekend and how that affected teens' ability to see the movie chief among them.
2. Lee Daniels's The Butler (Weinstein Company): $14.7 million in 3,330 theaters [Week 3]
At one point it seemed The Butler might make a clean sweep of the last three weeks of summer, topping the box office for three straight weeks heading into September. Oprah's star is faded, though. Be honest: she never had a chance against Louis, Zayn, Harry, Liam, and Niall.
3. We're the Millers (Warner): $12.6 million in 3,445 theaters [Week 4]
Jason Sudeikis has pretty ears.
4. Planes (Universal): $7.8 million in 3,259 theaters [Week 4]
Planes are a mode of transportation that were turned into talking modes of transportation for an animated movie released by Disney.
5. Instructions Not Included (Lionsgate): $7.5 million in 347 theaters
Those numbers aren't a mistake. This spanish family comedy averaged over $21,000 a theater over its opening weekend. We don't know much else about the movie, except that its star looks exactly like Billy Bob Thornton.
This article is from the archive of our partner The Wire.
We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.