'Contagion' Dethrones 'The Help'

on September 10, 2011 by Phil Contrino
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WB's Contagion is off to a great start at the box office with $8.03 million in the bank on Friday. Steven Soderbergh's latest ensemble flick is clearly getting under moviegoers' skin in a good way: more than 15,00 Flixster users have combined to give it a promising 70% approval rating. Participant Media is a big winner this weekend considering they are behind both Contagion and The Help.

The Help will drop to second this weekend after spending three weekends in first place. Disney's feel-good drama still has a couple weeks of healthy receipts left in it.

Warrior is off to an underwhelming start. Despite incredibly strong buzz from critics and audiences alike, the MMA flick with a strong emotional current was only able to muster $1.8 million on Friday. The Lionsgate release could still hold on a bit in the weeks to come will the help of strong recommendations. Nearly 11,000 Flixster users have combined to give Warrior an incredibly healthy 92% approval rating.

It's official: Bucky Larson is a dud. The Sony release managed only 540,000 on Friday. More than 6,000 Flixster users have delivered a disastrous overall approval rating of 33%.

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris.

 

Tags: Contagion, The Help, Warrior
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