The Butler was no match for the boy band.
After a strong opening day showing at the box office, One Direction continued to dominate on Saturday and Sunday, racking up $17 million in total profits and finishing the holiday weekend as the top film in all the land.
Harry Styles and company easily out-earned Katy Perry: Part of Me, which only brought in $7.3 in its opening few days, although the young singers could not toppled Justin Bieber and his opening mark of $29 million food Never Say Never.
With the victory, This Is Us knocked Lee Daniels’ The Butler from its top perch, but not by much.
Here’s a look at the top five grossing films of Labor Day weekend:
- One Direction: This Is Us: $17 million
- Lee Daniels’ The Butler: $14.7 million
- We’re the Millers: $12.6 million
- Planes: $7.8 million
- Instructions Not Included: $7.5 million