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Monday, September 12, 2011

'Contagion' knocks off 'The Help'

Since I'm a bit of a germaphobe, I'm guessing I shouldn't see this weekend's No. 1 movie.

From The Associated Press:
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. “Contagion,” $23.1 million. ($2.1 million international.) (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros)
2. “The Help,” $8.7 million. (Review by The AP's David Germain)
3. “Warrior,” $5.6 million. (Review by The AP's Jake Coyle)
4. “The Debt,” $4.9 million. ($1.5 million international.) (Review by The AP's Christy Lemire)
5. “Colombiana,” $4 million. (Review by Lemire)
6. “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” $3.8 million. ($12.5 million international.) (Review by Meszoros; "Movie simians rise to next level in new 'Apes' prequel" by Germain)
7. “Shark Night 3D,” $3.5 million. ($500,000 international.)
8. “Apollo 18,” $2.9 million. ($425,000 international.)
9. “Our Idiot Brother,” $2.7 million. (Review by Lemire)
10. “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World,” $2.5 million. ($425,000 international.)

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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