The Help remained at the top of the daily box office on Wednesday with $2.64 million. The Disney released DreamWorks film starring Emma Stone has now led the daily box office for ten consecutive days. The Help continues to display terrific holding power as it was down 14 percent from Tuesday and down just 26 percent from last Wednesday. The Help has grossed $79.66 million in 15 days of release and will clear the $80 million mark today. Given the film's strong holding power, it won't be much longer until it zooms past the $100 million milestone. The Help is the favorite to remain at the top of the box office over the upcoming weekend.
Fox's Rise of the Planet of the Apes grossed $1.39 million to remain in second place. The successful science-fiction reboot fell 23 percent from Tuesday and 47 percent from last Wednesday. The 20-day domestic total for Rise of the Planet of the Apes stands at $138.42 million, which places the film 9 percent behind the pace of 2001's Planet of the Apes (without taking into account ticket price inflation).
The Weinstein Company's Spy Kids: All the Time in the World held steady in third with $0.90 million. The Robert Rodriguez directed 3D sequel slid a sharp 32 percent from Tuesday, which represented one of the day's larger daily declines among wide releases. Even with the lack of new family fare on this weekend's schedule, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World looks to be in store for a sizable second weekend decline. The film's six-day total stands at an underwhelming $14.98 million.
Fellow family film The Smurfs grossed $0.78 million to continue to claim fourth place. The Sony release was down 28 percent from Tuesday and down 52 percent from last Tuesday. The Smurfs passed the $120 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $120.30 million through 27 days of release.
3D Remakes Conan the Barbarian and Fright Night continued to deliver disappointing results on Wednesday. Lionsgate's Conan the Barbarian was down 32 percent to round out the day's unchanged top five with $0.73 million, while DreamWorks' Fright Night fell 29 percent to finish in seventh with $0.67 million. Respective six-day totals stand at $12.81 million for Conan the Barbarian and at $10.55 million for Fright Night.
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