Weekend Box Office Update

2011/09/12 01:28:37 +00:00 | Jonathan James

This was a slow weekend for movies at the box office, unless you were Contagion. The Steven Soderbergh-directed virus thriller easily took the top spot, earning over $23 million. Creature opened on 1,507 screens nationwide, but managed to have one of the worst openings in modern box office history, with an estimated take of only $331,000.

Next weekend's big genre release is the remake of Straw Dogs and there will be a limited release of Drive. Here are this weekend's top 10 results:

1.  Contagion - $23,135,000
2.  The Help - $8,691,000
3.  Warrior - $5,607,000
4.  The Debt - $4,905,000
5.  Colombiana - $4,000,000
6.  Rise of the Planet of the Apes - $3,875,000
7.  Shark Night 3D - $3,533,000
8.  Apollo 18 - $2,913,000
9.  Our Idiot Brother - $2,761,000
10. Spy Kids: All the Time in the World - $2,506,000