Box Office: "Planet of the Apes" Edges Out "The Help"
Continuing to conquer its theatrical competition, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" held its grasp atop the box office over the weekend of August 12-14, 2011.
Posting solid numbers for a second place effort thus far is Emma Stone's new movie "The Help" - with the slave era book-based film hot on the trails of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" with $7.6 million in ticket sales on Friday with an estimated weekend total of $25.7 million.
Rounding out the top five at the box office this weekend are "Final Destination 5" ($18.4 million), followed by "The Smurfs 3D" ($13.5 million) and "30 Minutes or Less" ($13 million).
Meanwhile, another box office newcomer, "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie," had a worse than expected showing while not even finishing in the top ten after it's opening weekend earnings ended up at $5.5 million.