'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' stays top of US box office
Published Aug 14 2011, 20:37 BST | By Tom Eames Rise of the Planet of the Apes
has held off competition to stay at the top of the US box office.
The film, starring James Franco
and Andy Serkis, took in $27.5 million to remain at the top spot for a second week running. The drama has now taken $104.9m in just ten days, after hitting theaters last weekend
The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestseller The Help
, starring Emma Stone and Bryce Dallas Howard, opened in second place with $25.5m.Final Destination 5
achieved $18.4m in its opening weekend, reaching third place. The Smurfs
dropped to fourth place with takings of $13.5m.
R-rated comedy 30 Minutes or Less
completed the top five, with earnings of $13m.
Next weekend sees the releases of romantic drama One Day
, Conan the Barbarian
, Fright Night
and the fourth Spy Kids
This week's US box office top ten in full (studio estimates):1.
(1) Rise of the Planet of the Apes
(-) The Help - $25,500,0003.
(-) Final Destination 5 - $18,400,0004.
(2) The Smurfs
(-) 30 Minutes or Less - $13,000,0006.
(3) Cowboys & Aliens - $7,610,0007.
(5) Captain America: The First Avenger
(7) Crazy, Stupid, Love - $6,930,0009.
(6) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
(4) The Change-Up - $6,220,000