If there was ever any doubt about Jessica Chastain's Star Power, I'll have you know that she stars in both the number one and number two Films at the Box Office this weekend. The Help for the second week in a row, lands atop the Box Office in its third week of release, with $18 million projected for this four-day Labour Day weekend. The Debt which has her starring alongside Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington, exceeds expectations in second spot with $12 million, in second spot. Just one more week til she's here for TIFF 2011!
Apollo 18, despite some negative reviews, lands in third spot in its debut with $11 million, just ahead of another panned Opener, Shark Night 3-D, in fourth. Both garnered 24% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes.
Columbiana is in fifth spot with $10 million for Sony Pictures, just ahead of Don't Be Afraid of the Dark with $6 million; both in their second week of release. Surprisingly, The Smurfs 3-D remains resilient in rounding out the Top Ten, hanging on for a sixth week also for Sony Pictures, with $5 million.