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'The Help' Still Rules Box Office on Labor Day Weekend

'The Help' Still Rules Box Office on Labor Day Weekend


Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard


The Tate Taylor-directed drama secures the top spot for the third week in a row, holding off such newcomers as 'The Debt' and 'Apollo 18' from taking the crown.

For the third week in a row, "The Help" secured the first place at North American box office. On this labor day weekend, the drama dropped a miniscule 2% and raked in an approximately $14.2 million. So far, the movie grossed $118.6 million in total after four weeks playing in theaters.

Newly released "The Debt" landed on the second place with an estimated $9.7 million. The John Madden-directed thriller has grossed $11.6 million since being released on Wednesday, August 31.

Finishing on number three was another newcomer, "Apollo 18". The sci-fi thriller has earned around $8.7 million which was below expectation. The movie, which production only cost $5 million, appealed to 59% male moviegoers, with 64% of them over the age of 25.

Another thriller, "Shark Night 3D", was placed fourth with an estimated $8.6 million on its debut weekend. The David R. Ellis-directed film attracted 57% youngsters, with 53% of them male viewers.

Rounding up the top five was "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", which grossed an approximately $7.8 million, dropping 12% from last weekend. The sci-fi movie has earned $160 million in total for its domestic cume.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for September 2-4:

  1. "The Help" - $14.2 million
  2. "The Debt" - $9.7 million
  3. "Apollo 18" - $8.7 million
  4. "Shark Night 3D" - $8.6 million
  5. "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" - $7.8 million
  6. "Colombiana" - $7.4 million
  7. "Our Idiot Brother" - $5.1 million
  8. "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" - $4.9 million
  9. "Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World" - $4.6 million
  10. "The Smurfs" - $4 million

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