Sunday, August 21, 2011

Box Office: 'The Help' Beats Four New Films

THR -- DreamWorks and Participant Media’s The Help continued to overperform in its second weekend, beating a new round of competitors in grossing $20.5 million and coming in No. 1 at the box office.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes, from 20th Century Fox, coming in No. 2.

Robert Rodriguez’s Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D, from the Weinstein Co./Dimension, did the best of the bunch, coming in No. 3 and grossing an estimated $12 million.

Nu Image/Millennium’s big-budget Conan the Barbarian, distributed by Lionsgate, and DreamWorks’ Colin Farrell-Anton Yelchin vampire remake Fright Night both fell well short of expectations, grossing $10 million and $8.3 million, respectively, to come in No. 3 and No. 4.

Domestic Box Office Top 5 (Aug. 19-21)
1. The Help: $20.5 million
2. Rise of the Planet of the Apes: $16.3 million
3. Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D: $12 million
4. Conan the Barbarian: $10 million
5. Fright Night: $8.3 million

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