Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
24 December 2014
Andy Serkis Takes Us Inside The Imaginarium
The actor-director gives us a tour of his state-of-the-art studio
Sony To Release The Interview After All
Update: US cinemas get limited roll-out
More Movie News

The Help Rises To Top The US Box Office
Spy Kids 4 arrives third

22 August 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

submit to reddit

The Help Rises To Top The US Box Office

It was a bad time to be a spy, a vampire, a barbarian or Anne Hathaway in love this weekend, as none of the new films launching at the US box office showed enough power to fend off the combined clout of issues drama The Help or Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which simply switched positions at the top of the charts.

With huge positive word of mouth and appreciative audiences, The Help has turned into a success, leaping over Caesar and co to claim to top spot with $20.4 million this weekend and $71.8 million so far. But those smart simians won’t worry too much as Apes brought in a solid $16.3 million in its third week of release.

The best of the new arrivals was Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, which launched with Aromavision but already smells a little, as it arrived in third place with $12 million. That was still better than new take on Conan the Barbarian, which could only manage fourth and $10 million. At fifth, we find The Smurfs with $8 million.

Sixth place went to one of the other new films, this one the remake of Fright Night. Sadly, it seems Colin Farrell was unable to lure people in with his vampire charms as the movie only made $7.9 million. Final Destination 5 fell to seventh place with $7.7 million and 30 Minutes or Less was eighth with $6.3 million.

But the bloodiest nose of the weekend went to novel adaptation One Day, in which Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess chart a friendship/relationship over 20 years. With a lower cinema count than most of the other big releases, it could only muster $5.1 million. Crazy, Stupid, Love rounded out the chart at 10th with $4.9 million.

Want to battle racism with statistics? Get yourself to Box Office Mojo.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Trailer For Winterbottom's Trishna
Freida Pinto tackles Hardy in India
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The biggest, best, brightest and sometimes weirdest films of the coming year

James Cameron Talks Tech, Terminators and Avatar Sequels
An extended version of our interview from our Peter Jackson guest-edited issue

Empire's Three Favourite Scenes Of 2014
A hat-trick of moneyshots from the last 12 months

The 32 Funniest Movie Moments Of The Year
2014's side-splittingest scenes

The 10 Best Games Of The Year
2014's top pixel-pushers duke it out for the number one slot

Dan Stevens: The Breakout Star Of 2014
We congratulate The Guest star on his year to remember

The 15 Most Memorable Character Deaths Of The Year
2014’s RIP honour roll

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)