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‘The Help’ puts in overtime at No. 1 with $19M
Overseas, the family smash “The Smurfs” continued to dominate, pulling in $23.3 million to pad its international total to $295.8 million and its worldwide haul to about $430 million. “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” ran second internationally with $19.4 million, lifting its overseas take to $186.5 million and its worldwide total to about $350 million.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Monday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Tuesday.
1. “The Help,” $19 million.
2. “The Debt,” $12.6 million.
3. “Apollo 18,” $10.7 million.
4. “Shark Night 3D,” $10.3 million.
5. “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” $10.25 million.
6. “Colombiana,” $9.4 million.
7. “Our Idiot Brother,” $7 million.
8. “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World,” $6.6 million.
9. “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” $6.1 million.
10. “The Smurfs,” $5.6 million.
Estimated non-holiday weekend ticket sales at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to Rentrak Corp.:
1. “The Smurfs,” $23.3 million.
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