The Help three-peats. The Help was Number One at the box office for the third week in a row with $14.2 Million for $118.6 Million so far. The Debt premiered in Second Place with $9.6 million. Apollo 18 premiered in Third Place with $8.7 Million. Shark Night 3D premiered in Fourth Place with $8.6 Million. Rise of the Planet of the Apes was Fifth with $7.8 Million for $160 Million so far. Colombiana, Our Idiot Brother, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, and The Smurfs rounded out the top ten respectively.
The Debt is a 2011 drama-thriller film directed by John Madden based on a screenplay written by Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman and Peter Straughan. The film is a remake of the 2007 Israeli film of the same name by Assaf Bernstein. It stars Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Wilkinson and Marton Csokas.
Apollo 18 is a 2011 American science fiction horror film directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego and produced by Timur Bekmambetov. The film’s premise is that the officially canceled Apollo 18 mission was actually launched in December 1974 but never returned, and as a result the United States has never launched another expedition to the Moon. The film is shot in a mockumentary found-footage style, supposedly of the lost footage of the Apollo 18 mission that was only recently discovered. The film is López-Gallego’s first English-language film.
Shark Night 3D is a 3-D horror-thriller film directed by David R. Ellis. It stars Sara Paxton, Alyssa Diaz, Dustin Milligan, Katharine McPhee, and Joel David Moore.