Magazine article Screen International

The Help Stays Top over Labor Day Weekend on $14M

Magazine article Screen International

The Help Stays Top over Labor Day Weekend on $14M

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The Civil Rights Era drama has reached $119m and is expected to finish on around $122m by the time the four-day holiday ends on Monday (5).

Focus Features spy drama The Debt, which premiered in Toronto almost a year ago and stars Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington and Jessica Chastain, was the best of the new arrivals on $9.7m, followed by The Weinstein Company's found footage space horror Apollo 18 on $8.7m. Action tale Shark Night 3D opened in fourth place through Relativity on $8.6m.

In fifth place Fox's Rise of The Planet Of The Apes, considered by many to be the classiest wide studio release of the summer, consolidated its hit status as it crossed $160m in the fifth weekend.

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2ranks 12th and stands at $374.6m after eight sessions, Focus Features' One Day in 18th place is on $12.1m after three and SPC's Midnight In Paris stands at $52.7m after 16 weeks.

Next weekend's wide releases are Steven Soderbergh's Venice world premiere Contagion through Warner Bros starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne, Marion Cotillard and Jude Law; Lionsgate's family drama-cum-MMA spectacle Warrior starring Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy and Nick Nolte; and Columbia's comedy Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star with Nick Swardson, Stephen Dorff and Christina Ricci. …

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