Think the studio wishes it now had made a different decision?
"The Butler," whose financing was cobbled together by numerous investors and is distributed by the
The fact-based account of a black White House butler who served in eight presidential administrations is projected to gross as much as $16 million this weekend, easily surpassing the holdover "We're the Millers" and the new releases "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,"
With an additional $16 million in sales, that would push "The Butler's" total take past the $50-million mark. And if audience interest in the
That would put "The Butler" way beyond
"The Butler" is hardly the only independent film enjoying a later summer surge.
Fox Searchlight's coming-of-age comedy "The Way, Way Back" is close to surpassing the $20-million mark, and