Despite the release of four new pictures, this weekend’s top two movies at the box office are the same as last frame’s, although they have switched places. The Help climbed past Rise of the Planet of the Apes and into first place, with an estimated gross of $20.5 million. That result marks a fabulous drop of just 21 percent, which indicates that good word-of-mouth about The Help, which earned a rare “A+” CinemaScore grade from audiences, is spreading quickly. Disney’s Kathryn Stockett adaptation has already amassed $71.8 million total, and as it continues to become an event film of sorts, it should fly past the $100 million mark in the next two weeks.
See which movies followed the help this weekend by going to ew.com
Viola Davis, one of the stars of the movie, came on the TJMS last Friday to talk in-depth about the movie. In case you missed the interview, you can listen below.