This weekend, The Help took it’s third “helping” of being at the top of the box office. The film added $14.2 million to it’s total, bringing it to $118.6 million. Overall though, it was a pretty weak weekend at the box office in terms of bringing in big numbers. I’m guessing a lot of people were on a long weekend getaway or a camping trip, getting their last taste of summer before heading into the fall. Also, there are just a lot of films out in wide releases in theatres right now, so I think it’s just spread a little too thin. That being said, overall August 2011 did better than August 2010, coming in at $894 million, which is up two percent over last August.

The Debt, starring Sam Worthington and Helen Mirren, opened this weekend and took the number two spot with just under $10 million. Also opening this weekend was Apollo 18 (which I really want to see) and Shark Night 3D. Apollo 18 brought in just under $9 million and didn’t get that great of reviews. Shark Night 3D was pretty much neck and neck with Apollo 18, and as for reviews, I think the name of the film says it all. Did you watch any of these films this weekend?

  • 1. The Help: $14,209,000 ($118,599,553 total)
  • 2. The Debt: $9,677,278 ($11,578,692 total)
  • 3. Apollo 18: $8,700,000 (opening)
  • 4. Shark Night 3D: $8,640,000 (opening)
  • 5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes: $7,800,000 ($160,024,693)
  • 6. Colombiana: $7,400,000 ($21,962,122 total)
  • 7. Our Idiot Brother: $5,182,000 ($15,417,344 total)
  • 8. Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark: $4,941,355 ($16,381,544 total)
  • 9. Spy Kids: All The Time In The World: $4,637,000 ($29,036,305 total)
  • 10. The Smurfs: $4,000,000 ($131,952,612 total)
  • 11. Crazy, Stupid, Love: $3,220,000 ($74,427,519)
  • 12. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II: $2,425,000 ($374,579,889 total)
  • 13. Cowboys & Aliens: $1,819,271 ($96,200,426 total)
  • 14. Captain America: The First Avenger: $1,810,000 ($171,506,129 total)
  • 15. 30 Minutes or Less: $1,700,000 ($34,897,707 total)
  • 16. Final Destination 5: $1,535,000 ($40,582,285 total)
  • 17. Conan the Barbarian (2011): $1,400,000 ($19,617,590 total)
  • 18. Fright Night (2011): $1,214,000 ($16,976,135 total)
  • 19. Cars 2 : $1,106,000 ($188,584,906 total)