The Help grossed $3.07 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office of a ninth straight day. The Disney released DreamWorks film starring Emma Stone was up a healthy 18 percent over Monday and down 30 percent from last Tuesday. The Help has grossed $77.02 million through two weeks of release and is set to clear the $80 million mark on Thursday. Given its terrific holding power thus far, The Help will have a strong chance of remaining at the top of the box office over the upcoming weekend.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes held steady in second place with $1.81 million. Fox's science fiction reboot was up 11 percent over Monday and down 49 percent from last Tuesday. It should be noted that wide releases in general experienced notable increases over Monday on Tuesday. Rise of the Planet of the Apes has exceeded expectations with $137.03 million through 19 days and is set to surpass the $140 million mark on either Thursday or Friday.
The Weinstein Company's Spy Kids: All the Time in the World remained in third place with $1.33 million. The Robert Rodriguez directed 3D sequel was up a very solid 21 percent over Monday. With that said, the film has still only been able to gross an underwhelming $14.08 million in its first five days. Spy Kids: All the Time in the World is currently running 6 percent behind the pace of 2005's The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl.
Fellow family film The Smurfs was up one spot and 23 percent over Monday to claim fourth on Tuesday with $1.09 million. In comparison to last Tuesday, the Sony release was down 56 percent, as it has lost a good deal of momentum from schools starting back up and the added presence of Spy Kids in the marketplace. The 26-day domestic total for The Smurfs stands at $119.52 million.
Conan the Barbarian fell one spot to round out the day's top five with $1.07 million. The pricey remake distributed by Lionsgate was up 9 percent over Monday, which represented one of the day's weaker daily holds among wide releases. The five-day start for Conan the Barbarian stands at an extremely disappointing $12.08 million.
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