Friday Box Office – THE HELP and RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Stay on Top

     August 20, 2011

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None of this week’s new offerings were able to seize the top box office slots from a pair of overperforming holdovers on Friday.  The Help came in on top with $5.8 million, a mere 24% decline from last Friday.  The impressive hold bumped Rise of the Apes, champion of the last two Fridays, down to second with $4.7 million.  We finally get to the new movies in third place: Spy Kids: All the Time in the World opened to just $4.0 million from 3,295 locations; Conan the Barbarian dipped under the $4 million threshold for $3.7 million from 3,015 locations.  Fright Night rounds out the top five, earning $3.1 million from 3,114 locations.  Check back tomorrow for the weekend totals.

Title Friday Total
1 The Help $5,800,000 $57.1
2 Rise of the Planet of the Apes $4,650,000 $122.1
3 Spy Kids 4 $4,000,000 $4.0
4 Conan the Barbarian $3,700,000 $3.7
5 Fright Night $3,050,000 $3.1
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