BOX OFFICE

‘The Help’ is #1 Again

The Help doesn’t need any help at the box office: The movie is No. 1 movie again, earning an estimated $17 million over the first three days of the four-day weekend. It will be the first film this year to hold the top slot at the box office for three weekends in a row, and the film is expected to gross $120 million by Monday. Meanwhile, Helen Mirren’s new thriller The Debt grossed $12 million to take the No. 2 spot—that is a surprisingly high take because the film is only playing on 1,826 screens. The horror film Apollo 18, playing on 3,328 screens was expected to earn $11 million to $14 million for the weekend, while thriller Shark Night was on track to gross between $7 million and $8 million.