Rise of the Planet of the Apes, managed to keep its top spot on the box-office chain by recruiting $27.5 million. Apes will cross the $100 million mark today and has already surpassed its relatively modest $90 million production budget. As a result, it’s looking likely that we’ll be seeing more of Caesar the chimpanzee (and less of the human race) in the future.
‘The Help’ surprised the industry with a substantial $25.5 million opening weekend. The Help is based on Kathryn Stockett’s bestselling novel and starring Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Adult women were the driving force behind the $25 million movie’s success this weekend. The movie grossed a combined $9.9 million on Wednesday and Thursday — boosting its five-day total to $35.4 million. The Help may have won the weekend had it not been released early.