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The 84th Annual Academy Awards Winners

Click over the jump for the complete list of winners of The 84th Annual Academy Awards.

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3D Lion King leads weekend with impressive $30.15M

Disney’s 3D rerelease of The Lion King over-performed expectations with a strong $30.152M from 2,330 theaters for a per theater average of $12,941. The film easily led the weekend, holding off both newcomers and last week’s number one Contagion which dropped to second place with $14.548M from 3,222 theaters ($44.261M total).

Friday: $8.920M Saturday: […]

The Help crosses $100M

Adding $2.163M on Tuesday, The Help pushed over the $100M domestic mark on its 21st day of release. The Disney-distributed drama, an adapation of the Kathryn Stockett novel, has grossed $100.803M.

Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney and Sissy Spacek star in the Tate Taylor directed/written film.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Rise of the Apes’ stays 1st with $27.8M, The Help strong 2nd with $26.0M + Final Destination 5 3rd, 30 Minutes or Less 5th and Glee 3D huge disappointment in 11th

Update: Updated with final box office data.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes held off four new releases to stay atop the box office charts this weekend with a $27.832M 2nd weekend (-49% / $105.208M cume).

The Help was really the only strong new release this weekend, taking in $26.045M from 2,534 theaters and pushing its 5-day cume — it opened on Wednesday — to a better than expected $35.918M.

‘Rise of the Apes’ was first Friday-Sunday, with $8.108M on Friday (vs. $7.645M for The Help), +35% on Saturday to $10.928M (vs. +31% / $9.997M for “The Help”) and -20% on Sunday to $8.797M (vs. -16% / $8.403M for “The Help”).

Third place went to Final Destination 5 with $18.031M from 3,155 theaters. The 3D release debuted on the lower end of expectations and this actually marks the first time a film in the franchise hasn’t topped its predecessor’s opening weekend.

30 Minutes or Less debuted about where most expected it to with $13.330M from 2,888 theaters in fifth place. The news was much worse for Glee The 3D Movie Concert. After a disappointing sixth place Friday ($2.735M), ‘Glee 3D’ dropped a disastrous 37% on Saturday to $1.716M and another 12% on Sunday to $1.511M for a hugely disappointing 11th place finish of $5.961M.

The Smurfs, meanwhile, rounded out the top five in fourth place with $13.733M in its third weekend to push its domestic cume past $100M at $101.779M.

Other noteworthy weekend highlights — both domestic and foreign — including for Captain America: The First Avenger, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Transformers: Dark of the Moon follow after the jump.

Continue reading Weekend Box Office: ‘Rise of the Apes’ stays 1st with $27.8M, The Help strong 2nd with $26.0M + Final Destination 5 3rd, 30 Minutes or Less 5th and Glee 3D huge disappointment in 11th

Friday Box Office: ‘Rise of the Apes’ 1st with $8.1M, The Help strong 2nd with $7.6M + Final Destination 5 3rd, ’30 Minutes’ 4th, ‘Glee’ disappointing 6th

It was a crowded Friday with four new releases competing against last weekend’s number one champ Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but the ‘Apes’ reigned atop the field again with an estimated $8.1M from 3,691 theaters.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is expected to gross between $24-27M for the weekend which would bring its 10-day cume to an estimated $101-104M by Sunday night. Finishing in second place on Friday was the comedy The Help. After opening midweek on Wednesday to a solid $5.540M, The Help added $4.334M on Thursday and grew 76% on Friday to an estimated $7.626M from 2,534 theaters. The Help has grossed an estimated $17.5M through three days of release and should gross somewhere around $22-24M for the 3-day weekend ($32-34M Wed-Sun).

The next best-performing new release this weekend was the horror thriller Final Destination 5. The 3D film grossed an estimated $7.34M on Friday and will finish its first weekend in the neighborhood of $18-21M.

Continue reading Friday Box Office: ‘Rise of the Apes’ 1st with $8.1M, The Help strong 2nd with $7.6M + Final Destination 5 3rd, ’30 Minutes’ 4th, ‘Glee’ disappointing 6th

The Help opens with $5.5M Wednesday

Update: The Help pulled in a solid first place $5.540M on Wednesday slightly ahead of ‘Rise of the Apes’ which was second with $4.914M.

Original article follows below

With a mid-week launch, The Help got an early jump on the competition as it appears headed to a solid $5M Wednesday from 2,511 theaters according to early […]