Top 10 Movies at the Weekend Box Office 21AUG2011, The Help

Date: August / 21 / 2011 + Comments: 1

The Help poster 2011

It was a box-office bloodbath for Conan the Barbarian and Fright Night among others over the weekend. On the bright side, The Help climbed to the top spot, due to a combination of a strong hold and those weak new releases, while Rise of the Planet of the Apes took second.

It marked the first time since early January that a movie has risen to No. 1 after previously debuting lower. The last instance was True Grit, but the more thematically comparable The Blind Side also did it. The Help has dusted Julie & Julia and Eat Pray Love, the past female-driven August book adaptations that inspired its release, by a wide margin.

New Movies in Theaters

Just premiered:

  • Spy Kids: All the Time in the World [Family Adventure, 1 hr. 29 min.] Jessica Alba, Antonio Banderas, Ricky Gervais (Voice), Joel McHale, Jeremy Piven, Daryl Sabara, Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega.
  • Conan the Barbarian (2011): [Action, 1 hr. 52 min.] Jason Momoa, Stephen Lang, Rachel Nichols, Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan.
  • Fright Night (2011): [Horror, 2 hr. 00 min.] Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Tennant, Imogen Poots, Toni Collette.
  • One Day: [Romance, 1 hr. 48 min.] Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson, Romola Garai.

Top 10 U.S.A. Weekend Box Office

Weekend: August 19th to 21th, 2011

  1. (2) The Help $20,479,000 Total: $71,801,000 Weeks: 2
  2. (1) Rise of the Planet of the Apes $16,300,000 Total: $133,764,000 Weeks: 3
  3. (Y) Spy Kids: All the Time in the World $12,020,000 Total: $12,020,000 Weeks: 1
  4. (Y) Conan the Barbarian (2011) $10,000,000 Total: $10,000,000 Weeks: 1
  5. (4) The Smurfs $8,000,000 Total: $117,745,000 Weeks: 4
  6. (Y) Fright Night (2011) $7,900,000 Total: $8,300,000 Weeks: 1
  7. (3) Final Destination 5 $7,705,000 Total: $32,328,000 Weeks: 2
  8. (5) 30 Minutes or Less $6,300,000 Total: $25,762,000 Weeks: 2
  9. (Y) One Day $5,128,000 Total: $5,128,000 Weeks: 1
  10. (9) Crazy, Stupid, Love. $4,950,000 Total: $64,420,000 Weeks: 4

(#) = Previous week rank, (Y) = New Film

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Post author: Daniel Semper

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