Brandon Gray of Box Office Mojo:
“On the bright side, The Help climbed to the top spot… while Rise of the Planet of the Apes took second.
The Help eased 21 percent to an estimated $20.5 million, lifting its total to $71.8 million in 12 days. It marked the first time since early January that a movie has risen to No. 1 after previously debuting lower (another Mississippi-tied film The Blind Side had a similar run).”
“The Help” both as a movie and a book will make you laugh, make you angry and make you cry but best of all it will make you think. What is different about Mississippi in 2011 versus Mississippi in 1963? What is the same? What can we learn from the changes? How can we be that change?
MBJ photojournalist Stephen McDill recently toured local diner Brent’s Drugs, where several scenes from “The Help” were filmed. He filed this report.