‘The Butler’ Opens Big — Oprah’s Star Rises Again

Just when you began to count her out, it’s time to adjust your abacus. Oprah’s new Lee Daniels’ directed film, ‘The Butler,’ opened at number one this weekend, and the intake is impressive. According to Deadline, it scored $25 million, which an largely attributed to Oprah’s press tour, in addition to its positive reviews. That’s no surprise considering Oprah is a consummate salesman, and when she’s selling herself — it’s even better. Things are generally on the upswing for the media titan, whose single-handedly turned OWN’s ratings around, after newly taking over upon her talk show’s end. Watch the trailer for the film below. Congrats to the Big O.