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Monday August 15, 2011 10:30 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Apes Fend Off Help

Andy Serkis in Rise of Planet of the Apes

Despite the great reviews of Viola Davis' performance and Emma Stone's general adorable-ness, The Help fell a little short at the box office this weekend behind Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which makes it top at the box office for its second consecutive week.

The sci-fi reboot took in $27.8 million while the sixties period piece came close behind at $26 million in its first week. The fifth installment of the Final Destination series, Final Destination 5, made third place at $18 million and The Smurfs fell down to fourth place from its second place spot last week with $13.7 million. Lastly, the pizza boy comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg and Danny McBride, 30 Minutes or Less, managed to debut in fifth place at $13.3 million.

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1. Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Fox, $27,832,000 (avg. $7,541)

2. The Help, Buena Vista, $26,045,000 (avg. $10,278)

3. Final Destination 5, Warner Bros., $18,031,000 (avg. $5,715)

4. The Smurfs, Sony, $13,733,000 (avg. $4,007)

5. 30 Minutes or Less, Sony, $13,330,000 (avg. $4,616)

6. Cowboys & Aliens, Universal, $7,811,000 (avg. $2,360)

7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Warner Bros., $7,251,000 (avg. $3,004)

8. Captain America: The First Avenger, Paramount, $7,211,000 (avg. $2,544)

9. Crazy, Stupid, Love, Warner Bros., $7,054,000 (avg. $2,677)

10. The Change-Up, Universal, $6,307,000 (avg. $2,165)



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