Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – One Direction’s 3-D concert film “This Is Us” directed by Morgan Spurlock has topped the weekend U.S. box-office chart, pushing Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” to the second spot.
Since opening last Friday, “This Is Us” gathered $17 million in gross ticket sales, making it one of the highest grossing films on Labor Day weekend. It is followed by White House drama “The Butler,” now on its third week, which grossed over $14.7 million.
The 3-D concert film, which follows the lives of the British boy band’s members, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, reportedly cost $10 million to make. It is produced by Spurlock and X Factor’s Simon Cowell, who put the group together.
Meanwhile, third on the list compiled by Box Office Mojo is Warner Bros. “We’re the Millers,” which grossed $12.6 million, followed by animated film “Planes,” with $7.75 million.
Included in the top ten are Eugenio Derbez’ “Instructions Not Included” ($7.5 million), Neill Blokamp’s “Elysium” starring Jodie Foster and Matt Damon ($6.3 million), Harald Zwart’s “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” ($5.2 million), Focus Pictures’ “The World’s End” ($4.7 million), Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez starrer “Getaway” ($4.5 million) and Thor Freudenthal’s “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” ($4.4 million).