In its second week of release, strong word-of-mouth and positive reviews propelled ‘The Help’ past ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ to take the number one spot at the box office this weekend, while ‘Apes’ moved to the number two slot.

‘The Help’ earned $20.5 million, while ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ pulled in $16.3 million.

New releases ‘Spy Kids: All the Time in the World’ and ‘Conan the Barbarian’ took third and fourth, while previous box-office champ ‘The Smurfs’ came in fifth.

 

[The Hollywood Reporter]