Washington: ‘The Help’ has topped the U.S weekend box office with a revenue of 20.5 million dollars.
According to early estimates by Hollywood.com, the movie, an adaptation of a novel about African-American maids during the Civil Rights era, has left behind high profile sequels and remakes to become the number 1 at the US weekend box office.
‘The Help’ starring Emma Stone and Viola Davis earned 20.5 million dollars over its second weekend in theatres, whereas ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ was placed second with 16.3 million dollars.
‘Spy Kids: All the Time in the World’, which is being publicized as “4D”, combining 3D with a scratch-and-sniff card that allows the audience to smell odours from the film, stood third with 12 million dollars.
‘Conan the Barbarian’ from Lionsgate and ‘Fright Night’ from Touchstone –both remakes, made it to the top five with 10 million dollars and 8.3 million dollars.