Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
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
TODAY
Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look At Kingsman: The Secret Service
Empire debuts new two new stills from Matthew Vaughn’s espionage actio
Empire's Mad Max: Fury Road Cover Arrives
Tom Hardy hits the road
Exclusive New Still From Pixar's Inside Out
Pete Docter in the house
More Movie News

The Help Tops The US Box Office Again
Colombiana shoots into second

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

submit to reddit

The Help Tops The US Box Office Again

It was another bad week to be a new arrival at the box office in the US, as the fresh offerings had to contend with two very powerful forces – the audience appeal of The Help and the weather.

Thanks to the arrival of Hurricane Irene, lots of cinemas were closed on the East Coast of America, which means takings were reduced for the week. That didn’t seem to bother Tate Taylor’s film, though, with The Help staying strong in its third week of release and adding $14.3 million for a $96.6 million total so far.

The highest new entry was Zoe Saldana-starring revenge thriller Colombiana, which took second place and made $10.3 million. Third was another newbie, the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, arriving with $8.7 million. Last week’s second place film, former box office champ Rise of the Planet of the Apes, dropped to fourth, but still managed to make $8.6 million. In fifth place, we find the week’s other new arrival, with Paul Rudd comedy Our Idiot Brother underperforming for $6.5 million. However, given that the movie was bought at Sundance for $5 million, that’s not quite as big a problem as it might sound.

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World slumped to sixth with $5.7 million, while The Smurfs made $4.8 million in seventh place. Conan The Barbarian took a nasty tumble down to eighth with $3.1 million. Fright Night was ninth ($3 million) and Crazy, Stupid, Love clung on to 10th place with $2.9 million.

To get justice for the trouble that statistics have caused you, head on over to Box Office Mojo.


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

Zoe Saldana Finds Dominion
She'll star in and produce the thriller
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
Empire's Mad Max: Fury Road Cover Arrives
Tom Hardy leads our 2015 preview issue

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

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)