‘The Help’ Slays Box Office Competition
The Help came out last weekend, but it looks like word of mouth pushed it to the number one spot. The Disney-distributed film took the top box office spot, despite 4 NEW films being released, with $20.5 million and has grossed almost $100 million since being released 10 days ago. I saw this on Saturday and it is a MUST-SEE. The story is compelling and will have you in tears by the end. It’s adapted from the best selling novel written by Kathryn Stockett and already has Oscar buzz around it.
Check out the synopsis and trailer below:
Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, “The Help” stars Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times. Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humor and hope, “The Help” is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change.
The rest of the box office numbers:
1. The Help (2,690): $20.5 million
2. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (3,471): $16.3 million
3. *Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (3,295): $12 million
4. *Conan the Barbarian (3,015): $10 million
5. *Fright Night (3,114): $8.3 million
6. The Smurfs (3,057): $8 million
7. Final Destination 5 (3,115): $7.7 million
8. 30 Minutes or Less (2,888): $6.3 million
9. *One Day (1,721): $5.1 million
10. Crazy, Stupid, Love (1,940): $5 million