THE HELP Tops U.S. Box Office For Third Consecutive Week

Released in the US on 14th August the film has held on to the top spot at the box office for a third consecutive week, earning an estimated $19 million over the Labour Day weekend.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett is already a best selling novel, a regular fixture on must-read lists and a book club darling. Now the film is proving just as popular as its literary counterpart. Set in Jackson Mississippi in 1962, The Help tells the story of three women who strike up an unlikely friendship to reveal the untold story of a small southern town as experienced by the help.
Skeeter (Emma Stone) a southern society girl returns home after graduating from college determined to land her dream role as a writer. In her search for a story she turns to the black maids of her town who have spent their lives taking care of prominent white southern families. First to tell her story is Aibileen (Viola Davis), the maid of Skeeter€™s best friend Elizabeth Leefolt (Ahna O'Reilly). Grieving after the death of her son, she is a kind and caring woman who has spent her life raising white children. In complete contrast is Minny (Octavia Spencer), a sharp tongued maid unable to keep her thoughts to herself, she has lost yet another job and in the process made an enemy of the towns social queen bee Hilly Holbrook (Bryce Dallas Howard). Lying about her reputation Minny finds another job working for the new girl in town and social outcast Celia Foote (Jessica Chastain). However she is soon to discover that her new employer has secrets of her own. These three women come together, overcoming great personal risk and challenging social boundaries, to tell their story and the stories of many others who didn€™t always have a voice.
Released in the US on 14th August the film has held on to the top spot at the box office for a third consecutive week, earning an estimated $19 million over the Labour Day weekend. In total the film has earned over $123.4 million in its 27 days in release. It closes the summer period on top, an honour traditionally held by blockbusters. The film will be hitting screens in the UK on the 28th October 2011. Check out the trailer below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbuKgzgeUIU Also I suggest if you haven't read the book you should!
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