The Help and Rise of the Planet of the Apes continued to lead the way on Monday.

‘The Help’ Remains in First Place on Monday

on August 23, 2011 by Daniel Garris

The Help continued to lead the daily box office on Monday with $2.61 million. The well received Disney released DreamWorks film has now led the daily box office for eight consecutive days. The Help fell 57 percent from Sunday, which represented one of the day's better daily holds among wide releases. In comparison to last Monday The Help was down 33 percent. That was a very solid hold from last Monday, especially with midweek summer business now starting to come back down to Earth in general. The Help has far exceeded expectations with a 13-day gross of $73.95 million and is set to pass the $80 million mark on Thursday.

Fox's Rise of the Planet of the Apes held steady in second place with $1.63 million. The science fiction reboot fell 66 percent from Sunday and 54 percent from last Monday. Rise of the Planet of the Apes has grossed $135.22 million in 18 days of release, placing it 10 percent behind the pace of 2001's Planet of the Apes (without taking into account ten years of ticket price inflation).

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World continued to lead this past weekend's pack of new wide releases with a third place finish of $1.10 million. The Robert Rodriguez directed sequel was down 66 percent from Sunday. Spy Kids: All the Time in the World has grossed an underwhelming $12.75 million through four days of release. That places the film 8 percent behind the pace of 2005's The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl.

Lionsgate's Conan the Barbarian took fourth place on Monday with $0.98 million, while fellow remake DreamWorks' Fright Night landed in seventh with $0.82 million. Conan the Barbarian fell 65 percent from Sunday and Fright Night fell 60 percent. Respective four-day totals stand at a disastrous $11.01 million for the pricey Conan the Barbarian and at a disappointing $8.93 million for Fright Night.

Focus' One Day placed in eleventh with $0.55 million. The romantic drama starring Anne Hathaway was down 59 percent from Sunday. One Day has grossed $5.63 million in four days, which is on the lower end of pre-release expectations.

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Tags: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Help, Spy Kids: All The Time in the World, One Day, Fright Night, Conan the Barbarian

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