The Help Rises to Top of Box Office

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Emma Stone, Viola Davis and company helped themselves to millions of dollars at the box office this weekend, as The Help - which is garnering significant Oscar buzz - finished atop the pack of new and old releases.

The film took in $20.5 million, outpacing James Franco and his planet full of apes. A look at the top five from a relatively quiet weekend:

  1. The Help: $20.5 million
  2. Rise of the Planet of the Apes: $16.3 million
  3. Spy Kids: All the Time in the World: $12 million
  4. Fright Night: $8.3 million
  5. The Smurfs: $8 million