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'The Help' dominates for third week in a row

Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer in a scene from the 2011 film, 'The Help.' (Courtesy of Dale Robinette / DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC.)

September 4, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Three times was a charm for the civil rights drama "The Help."

"The Help" took in more than $14 million at the box office this weekend, making it the No. 1 movie in America for the third week in a row.

The film is about race relations in Mississippi during the early 1960s.

"The Debt" debuted at No. 2 with nearly $10 million.

Third was "Apollo 18," opening with nearly $9 million.

Rounding out the top five were "Shark Night 3D" and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes."