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The Help Wins the Box Office Two Weekends in a Row

Box Office: The Help Continues to Clean Up

Despite three new releases and a hurricane that shut down much of the East Coast, The Help took the number one spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row with $14.3 million. In what was the second slowest weekend at the box office this year (behind only Super Bowl weekend), new film Colombiana saw a modest debut, taking second place with $10.3 million. Other newcomer Don't Be Afraid of the Dark followed close behind in third place with $8.7 million. Rise of the Planet of the Apes maintained a top five spot, coming in fourth with $8.6 million, while Our Idiot Brother came in fifth with a disappointing $6.5 million in its opening weekend.

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Rose-Curiel Rose-Curiel 5 years
I think word if mouth has also definitely helped The Help. It debuted at number two during its first week and then rose to the number one spot the next, which is virtually unheard of at the box office.
stephley stephley 5 years
I think The Help's continued success is a tribute to the great actresses in it.
poudeez poudeez 5 years
The Help is a [GREAT] movie. One of the best of 2011. A coming of age story told by strong women. You can't get any more inspirational than this.
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