Weekend Box Office Update

2011/09/19 00:31:46 +00:00 | Jonathan James

The Lion King in 3D claimed the top spot at the box office this weekend with an estimated domestic take of $29.3 million. Contagion fell to second place, but had a respectable showing of $14.4 million and a 10-day total of $44.2 million. The remake of Straw Dogs had a disappointing opening, while Drive had a soft opening despite critical praise.

Next weekend's major releases include Abduction, Killer Elite, and Moneyball. Here are the top 10 movies for this weekend:

1.  The Lion King 3D - $29,300,000
2.  Contagion - $14,480,000
3.  Drive  - $11,019,000
4.  The Help - $6,438,000
5.  Straw Dogs - $5,000,000
6.  I Don't Know How She Does It - $4,502,000
7.  The Debt - $2,946,000
8.  Warrior - $2,770,000
9.  Rise of the Planet of the Apes - $2,625,000
10. Colombiana - $2,300,000