Box Office Milestone: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Hits $100 Million

September 16, 2013   // 0 Comments

by Pamela McClintock         The independent historical drama -- headlining Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey-- took in $5.4 million in its fifth weekend for The Weinstein Co., pushing the movie's North American total to a stellar $100 million. Daniels becomes one of only a handful of black directors to have a film clear that mark, not accounting for inflation.  One reason for The Butler's su...

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