The Butler has topped the North American box office for a second week, taking $17 million.
Officially titled Lee Daniel’s The Butler, because of a legal tussle, it tells the story of a long-serving servant in the home of the president.
Jennifer Aniston’s We’re The Millers remained second with $13.5 million, taking its total to $90 million.
The World’s End from British director Edgar Wright opened in fourth place.
The film, the final in the trilogy from Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, took $8.9 million, following an extensive promotional tour from the director and cast.
Its predecessor, Hot Fuzz, took $5.8 million when it open in 2007.
The producers of Mortal Instruments: City of Bones – which debuted in third spot with $9.3 million – are hoping to have hit upon the next big teen franchise in the mould of Twilight or The Hunger Games.
The Butler has topped the North American box office for a second week, taking $17 million
Based on young adult fantasy book series, Sony Screen Gems has already committed to a sequel.
The top five is completed by Disney’s Planes, a spin-off of Cars, which took $8.6 million.
The global box office chart, which excludes the US and Canada, was dominated by Jurassic Park, which has been re-released in 3D. Its strong showing, with $30 million, bodes well for the franchise restarting next year with Jurassic Park 4.
Second in the global chart was Matt Damon’s Elysium, followed by Monster’s University and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
Universal Pictures has announced that Jurassic Park 4 will be directed by little-known director Colin Trevorrow.
Colin Trevorrow, 36, made his feature film directorial debut in 2012 with the time travel comedy, Safety Not Guaranteed.
Steven Spielberg, who directed the first two installments of the lucrative $1.9 billion dinosaur franchise, will executive produce the fourth film.
Jurassic Park 4 – which will be made in 3D – is due for release in June 2014.
Steven Spielberg announced in 2011 that Jurassic Park 4 was in development, much to the delight of fans who will have waited 13 years when the fourth film hits the big screen.
Universal has given no other details regarding its cast or plot, however it will be written by Rise of the Planet of the Apes screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.
Jurassic Park and The Lost World Jurassic Park took $914.7 million and $618.6 million when they were released in 1993 and 1997 respectively.
Universal Pictures has announced that Jurassic Park 4 will be directed by little-known director Colin Trevorrow
Jurassic Park 3, helmed by Captain America director Joe Johnston, was released in 2001, but its $368 million global box-office takings failed to match those of the first two films.Jurassic Park will be rereleased in US cinemas in 3D in April to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Colin Trevorrow’s independent comedy, Safety Not Guaranteed, featuring Mark Duplass as an eccentric inventor who is seeking to travel back in time, was shown at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
Aubrey Plaza and Jake Johnson co-starred in the film, which also earned a best first screenplay award and nomination for best first feature at the Independent Spirit Awards.
Colin Trevorrow had previously only made a TV movie and documentary.
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