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'The Help' Tops Box Office; 'Apes' Takes Second

'The Help' Tops Box Office; 'Apes' Takes Second

Emma Stone‘s The Help took the top spot at the box office this weekend, bringing in an estimated $20.5 million in ticket sales!

The film, which also stars Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, and Bryce Dallas Howard, bested James Franco‘s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which took in $16.3 million, Variety reports.

Third place went to Jessica Alba‘s Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, with $12 million, followed by Jason Momoa‘s Conan the Barbarian, with $10 million.

Colin Farrell‘s Fright Night took fifth with $8.3 million, and just missing the top five was The Smurfs with $8 million.

Missing the top five was Anne Hathaway and Jim SturgessOne Day, with a lower than expected turnout of $5.1 million.

WHAT DID YOU SEE at the movies this weekend?

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22 Comments

# 1

Arnold Schwarzenegger is the greatest Conan of all time. Jason Momoa looks more like Tarzan than Conan.

# 2

woooohooo

# 3

It is unfortunate that 5 Days of War, an important film about the 2008
Russia-Georgia conflict, only got a limited release in the U.S. and has already gone straight to DVD here in the UK. It has Renny Harlin directing and a stellar cast – Rupert Friend, Val Kilmer, Andy Garcia, Dean Cain, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Heather Graham, Antje Traue, Rade Serbedzija. It would have been interesting to see how it would have done commercially if released nationwide.

# 4
Ashley Watts @ 08/21/2011 at 2:23 pm

I hope they include the following characters in future Conan sequels:
Akiro, Bêlit, Fafnir, Red Sonja, Subotai, Valeria, Zenobia
I look forward to seeing the following villains in future Conan sequels:
Jenna, Kulan Gath, Mikhal “the Vulture” Oglu, Rexor, Serpent Men, Thorgrim, Thoth-Amon, Thulsa Doom, Vammatar, Xaltotun, Yezdigerd, Zukala

# 5
Love the shoes @ 08/21/2011 at 2:23 pm

I am so happy! I tried to see it but out of 12 movies showing at the theatre, THE HELP was the only one sold out! It was amazing.

# 6

One Day $5.1 million
WOW! so disappointed :(

# 7

One Day only had 5 million? Ouch!…..much be anne hathaway’s british accent….

# 8

hahaha wow conan under performed BAD!

# 9

im glad for ema she is such a sweetheart she deserve a movie hit

@kay Hahahaha I think you’re right about the accent, I saw One Day last night and her accent was horrible! Everytime Anne spoke she made me cringe, her performance was kinda awkward….but Jim Sturgess was great.!

Bad accent does affect the performance and the box office! Get the casting right people!

I am beyond thrilled that “The Help” is number 1 at the box office. That movie truly deserves to be there.

Macchiato @ 08/21/2011 at 3:44 pm

woaaah Emma´s films are 1 , 10 and 20 on the BO . keep up the good work

LOL! Conan flopped so bad. You can’t replace Arnold! Total Recall will suffer the same fate.

The Help was great!!! I was planning on seeing One Day next weekend, but based on what I’m reading here, maybe I’ll wait for the DVD…

a bunch 3d flops…yippee

Who Dat!? @ 08/21/2011 at 9:22 pm

The Help is on my to do list this week. Oh and Fright Night was really great too. It did the original justice! I feel bad for Conan, oh well. Having movies everyone!

saw the help! deserves to be #1!

The Help is a fab movie that will make you laugh, cry, & cheer. Great performances for everyone. A must see.

Pleased as punch that “The Help” is number one this week.

But “Emma Stone’s movie”?? Sorry – but I don’t think so. Stone does a fine job but this is Viola Davis’ movie all the way (and Octavia Spencer nearly steals the whole damn thing.)

I’m currently reading the book (almost finished), and I can’t wait to see the movie, I hope it doesn’t dissapoint!

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