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  1. Controversy Brews Over Increased Security at 'Butler' Screening Outside D.C.

    6:56 am 8/19/2013

    A couple claims the presence of police officers in the theater led them to feel racially profiled; Regal Entertainment says the additional personnel was merely due to the popularity of the film.Read more

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  2. Box Office Report: 'The Butler' Tops the Field With $25 Million

    8:26 am 8/18/2013

    While "Kick-Ass 2" took in $13.6 million, both "Jobs" and "Paranoia" failed to create much of a stir.Read more

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  3. 'The Butler' Builds Oscar Credentials With Strong Critical, Commercial Debut (Analysis)

    11:57 am 8/17/2013

    THR's awards analyst notes that "The Help," a similarly themed 2011 contender, opened on almost the same date to almost the same reviews and box-office gross.Read more

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  4. How Black Churches Helped Fuel 'The Butler's' Big Weekend

    8:37 am 8/17/2013

    The historical drama, headlining Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, has also won the support of the Urban League and the NAACP.Read more

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  5. THR's Must-Reads of the Week: Keith Olbermann's Return to ESPN, L.A. Lakers' Jeanie and Jim Buss

    8:00 am 8/17/2013

    A look back at the week that was in entertainment.Read more

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  6. Box Office Report: 'The Butler' Tops Friday With $8.3 Million; 'Kick-Ass 2,' 'Jobs' Falter

    7:50 am 8/17/2013

    The historical drama, starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, will easily win the weekend with an estimated $24 million-plus.Read more

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  7. Box Office Report: 'The Butler' Surges Past 'Kick-Ass 2'; 'Jobs' Headed for iFlop

    4:37 pm 8/16/2013

    The racial drama, starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, is taking an early lead with $8-9 million on its opening day. Read more

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  8. Lee Daniels' The Butler': Reagan Biographers Slam President's Portrayal

    3:02 pm 8/16/2013

    Paul Kengor, author of two books about the 40th president, says some scenes could amount to "Hollywood malpractice" and "ideologically driven fiction."Read more

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  9. In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Kick-Ass 2,' 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' and More

    6:00 pm 8/15/2013

    What THR's critics say about the movies opening this weekend.Read more

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  10. Box Office Preview: 'The Butler,' 'Kick-Ass 2' Battle for No. 1; Jury Out on 'Jobs'

    2:03 pm 8/15/2013

    "Paranoia" -- starring Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford -- looks to fizzle in its debut; "Austenland" opens in Los Angeles and New York. Read more

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