Rise of the Planet of the Apes Stays on Top; The Help Surprises
Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis
Rise of the Planet of the Apes continued its dominance at the box office, while The Help surpassed expectations, Box Office Mojo reports.
In its second week of release, Apes grossed an estimated $27.5 million to stay at the top of the charts, bringing its total to $104.9 million.
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In a crowded weekend of new releases, the film adaptation of the best-seller The Help grabbed the No. 2 spot with $25.5 million. Final Destination 5 followed in third place, scaring up $18.4 million.
Coming in at No. 4, The Smurfs drew $13.5 million (or $101.5 million so far). New release 30 Minutes or Less completed the top 5, earning $13 million.
Cowboys & Aliens ranked sixth with $7.6 million. At No. 7, Captain America: The First Avenger took in $7.1 million (bringing its take to $156.9 million).
Rounding out the top 10: Crazy, Stupid, Love. (No. 8, $6.9 million), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (No. 9, $6.9 million — nearly $357 million, all told) and The Change-Up (No. 10, $6.2 million).
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie failed to make the top 10 in its debut. The concert film sang to the tune of just $5.7 million.