‘The Butler’ tops box office with $16.5 million

NEW YORK – Despite three new releases, the period drama “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and the road trip comedy “We’re the Millers” stayed atop the box office. “The Butler,” which stars Forest Whitaker as a long-serving White House butler, earned $16.5 million to lead all films for the second weekend in a row. “We’re the Millers,” which stars Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston, added another $13 million.