People love movies about maids
I don’t think anybody thought this weekend was going to be anything great in the first place, but with that bitch-and-a-half hurricane Irene rocking the East Coast and about 65 million of its inhabitants, the weekend’s box-office numbers sucked the bag as most hookers do most evenings.
Seriously though, can you believe that THE HELP has been in the top 2 for the past three weekends now? Yeah, that’s right and it was the #1 movie in America over the past 2 weekends to boot. I have nothing against the film, but it’s strange to see films like FRIGHT NIGHT, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK and COLOMBIANA all performing like balls.
THE HELP has now grossed close to $100M, and that’s only on a budget of $25M so expect THE HELP 2: FILIPINO NANNIES in theaters next August! It was actually the lowest total weekend box-office gross of 2011 ($88M) since Superbowl weekend back in early February ($87M). RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is also still performing admirably as it hangs out at number 4 after four weeks of release.
The film has now grossed close to $150M and is now the 11th highest grossing film of the summer. That may not make a difference to you, but for our annual JoBlo.com Staff Box-Office contest, that shit might affect results, if it ever manages to surpass KUNG FU PANDA 2 in 10th place (it made $164M over the summer).