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"The Help" tops

Writer: Naseem Randhawa

23 Aug – Emma Stone starring "The Help" manages to topple over James Franco's "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" for the first spot, while Jessica Alba's latest movie "Spy Kids: All The Time In The World" opens up to a weak third place grossing a mere US $11 million for the weekend just gone (18 - 22 August), according to online tracker Box Office Mojo.


Emma Stone starring "The Help" is based on the best selling novel of the same name & is at 1st place at the North American box office chart.

In Malaysia however, "Cowboys And Aliens" manages to stay strong at first place for the second week running, while the death defying "Final Destination 5" takes the second spot, leaving Kevin James' "Zookeeper", remaining at third place in the local box office.

Singapore saw a major shift in its charts as "Zookeeper" which debuted at third place last week, managed to climb its way to the first place, even beating "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" as it remains at second place for another week running. The Louis Koo starring action sequel for "Overheard"; "Overheard 2", opened up at third place in the local box office for the weekend just gone.

Other new releases and sneak shows last week in Malaysia include "Mudhal Idam", "Legend Of A Rabbit", "Spy Kids: All The Time In The World", "Treasure Hunt" and "Sankaran Kovil".

In Singapore, other new releases and sneak shows last week include "The New Daughter", "Suckseed", "Beginners", "Gantz 2" and "Incendies".

Box office takings for the weekend just gone (18 August - 21 August 2011)
Malaysia
1) Cowboys And Aliens
2) Final Destination 5
3) Zookeeper
4) Rise Of The Planet of The Apes
5) The Fortune Buddies
6) Spy Kids: All The Time In The World
7) Treasure Hunt
8) Captain America: The First Avenger
9) Horrible Bosses
10) Glee The 3D Concert Movie
Singapore
1) Zookeeper
2) Rise of the Planet of the Apes
3) Overheard 2
4) Horrible Bosses
5) Cowboys & Aliens
6) Captain America: The First Avenger
7) Conan
8) Suckseed
9) Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
10) Beginners
Cinema Online, 23 August 2011


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