Sunday, August 28, 2011

BOX OFFICE:The Help Leaps to the Top UPDATED: Again



Thanks to Hurricane Irene, which didn't actually cause all that much damage it was touted to do, the BO this week was down big time.With school starting this week and next look for more films to feel the pinch. Still The Help managed a rare 3 week top spot.

Top 10 movies at the North American box office:

1 (1) The Help ............................$ 14.3 million

2 (+) Columbiana ..........................$ 10.3 million

3 (+) Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark .........$ 8.7 million

4 (2) Rise of the Planet of the Apes ......$ 8.7 million

5 (+) Our Idiot Brother ...................$ 6.6 million

6 (3) Spy Kids: All the Time in the World .$ 5.7 million

7 (6) The Smurfs ..........................$ 4.8 million

8 (4) Conan the Barbarian .................$ 3.1 million

9 (5) Fright Night ........................$ 3.0 million

10(10) Crazy, Stupid, Love .................$ 2.9 million

NOTES: Last weekend’s rankings in parenthesis; (+) - new release.

CUMULATIVE TOTALS:

Rise of the Planet of the Apes ............$ 148.5 million

The Smurfs ................................$ 126.0 million

The Help ..................................$ 96.6 million

Crazy, Stupid, Love ...................... $ 69.5 million

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World .......$ 21.7 million

Conan the Barbarian .......................$ 16.6 million

Fright Night ..............................$ 14.2 million

Columbiana ................................$ 10.3 million

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark ...............$ 8.7 million

Our Idiot Brother .........................$ 6.6 million


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