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Contagion breaks out with $22.4M weekend

Tuesday, 13 September, 2011, 07:30

The Warner Bros. pandemic thriller starring an A-list cast that includes Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow topped reigning box office champion The Help, which earned $8.9 million in its fifth week, bringing the acclaimed Disney drama's domestic haul to $137.3 million. Despite the infectious success of Contagion, it was the lowest grossing weekend of the year so far for the film industry, a typical slump for the weekend after Labor Day. The top five movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, as compiled by Hollywood.com are :

Box-office top 5

1 Contagion

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Trade Facts : Presented by: Warner Bros. Total collection: $22,403,596

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2 The Help

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Trade Facts : Presented by: Disney Total collection: $137,327,800

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3 Warrior

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Trade Facts : Presented by: Lionsgate Total collection: $5,242,107

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4 The Debt

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Trade Facts : Presented by: Focus Total collection: $21,869,001

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5 Colombiana

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Trade Facts : Presented by: Sony Total collection: $29,726,288

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Courtesy : Associated Press