Forest Whitaker, The Butler

Anne Marie Fox © 2013 The Weinstein Company

Even in the midst of three new movie debuts, The Butler proved to be unstoppable.

Lee Daniels' drama, which has generated quite a bit of Oscar buzz since its release, topped this weekend's box office for the second straight week, nabbing $17 million. 

You're Next

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We're the Millers also pulled in higher numbers than newly released films The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, The World's End and You're Next which landed in third, fourth and seventh place respectively. 

Analysts predicted horror film You're Next would steal this weekend's box office, gauging that the Lionsgate film would pull in around $10 million and edge out over The World's End and Mortal Instruments.

But, it appeared moviegoers weren't in the mood for a good scare. 

Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

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And young audiences didn't appear to be to thrilled by Mortal Instruments either, which cost Sony Pictures $60 million to make—an investment the studio hoped would pay off with it becoming the next big teen franchise, according to the Los Angeles Times.

With the movie only pulling in $9.3 million over the weekend, it's safe to say it hasn't paid off just yet.

Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, The World's End

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Here's a complete look at the weekend's top movies, per Friday-Sunday studio estimates and stats as compiled per Box Office Mojo:

1. Lee Daniels' The Butler, $17 million

2.We're the Millers, $13.5 million

3. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, $9.3 million

4. The World's End, $8.9 million

5. Planes, $8.6 million

6. Elysium: $7.1 million

7. You're Next, $7.1 million

8. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, $5.6 million

9. Blue Jasmine, $4.3 million

10. Kick-Ass 2, $4.2 million

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