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The Help, Rise of the Planet of the Apes Beat Four New Films

Emma Stone

Four new movies proved to be no match for The Help and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

In its second weekend, The Help rose one spot to top the weekend box office with $20.5 million, Box Office Mojo reports. The drama, starring Emma Stone and Viola Davis, dropped only 21 percent and its cumulative total now stands at $71.8 million.

After two weeks at No. 1, Apes slipped to No. 2 with $16.3 million. The film has grossed $133.8 million so far.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes stays on top; The Help surprises

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World fared best among the newcomers, nabbing third place with $12 million, slightly ahead ...
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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... read more

Planet of the Apes Prequel Rises Past The Change-Up at the Box Office

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes trumped The Change-Up at the weekend box office, Box Office Mojo reports.

The prequel to the 1969 film, starring James Franco, grossed an estimated $54 million in its first weekend of release.

Cowboys & Aliens ties with The Smurfs for top spot at the box office

The Smurfs, last weekend's No. 1 film after final figures were in, drew $21 million in its second week. Cowboys & Aliens lassoed $15.7 million to come in.... read more

Cowboys & Aliens Ties with The Smurfs for Top Spot At Box Office

Daniel Craig

In one of the closest — and most colorful — box-office battles this year, Cowboys & Aliens tied with The Smurfs for the top spot, Box Office Mojo reports.

Cowboys & Aliens, the sci-fi action film starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig, grossed... read more

Captain America Breaks Harry Potter's Spell at the Box Office

Chris Evans

Captain America: The First Avenger ousted Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 as the top grossing film at this weekend's box office.

The film, which stars Chris Evans, raked in $65.8 million, according to Box Office Mojo. This makes the Paramount and Marvel Studios movie the summer's top superhero box office debut.

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Final Harry Potter Film Casts New Records for Biggest Domestic and Global Openings

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

The Harry Potter franchise is going out on a high note — a very high note.

The eighth and final film — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 — broke records for top midnight grosses, largest opening day, largest opening weekend in the U.S. and... read more

Final Harry Potter Film Shatters Opening Day Record

Daniel Radcliffe

The final Harry Potter film easily shattered box office records on its first day in theaters.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2  earned $92.1 million on Friday, the largest one-day gross ever, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That total broke the record previously held by The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which earned $72.7 million on its first day last summer.

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Transformers Becomes the Highest-Grossing Film of 2011

Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon became the highest-grossing film of 2011 this week, holding on to the No. 1 spot at the box office, despite a strong debut by Horrible Bosses.

The third Transformers film grossed an estimated... read more

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Crushes Fourth of July Box Office Record

Shia LaBeouf

The third Transformers film provided plenty of fireworks over the holiday weekend, blowing up box-office records for the Fourth of July weekend and logging the best opening weekend of 2011 thus far.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon grossed an estimated $97.4 million over the weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. That total eclipses Spider-Man 2's $88.2 million July Fourth debut in 2004 and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' $90.1 million opening earlier this year.  The action film, starring Shia LaBeouf, took in... read more

Cars 2 Tops Predecessor, Bad Teacher Surprises at Box Office

Cars 2

Cars 2 and Bad Teacher both beat box-office expectations in their first weekend of release, Box Office Mojo reports.

Cars 2 grossed an estimated $68 million and surpassed the opening weekend of the first Cars, which took in $60.1 million in 2006. Not only did Cars 2 outpace... read more

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