In its second week of release, "The Help" moved to the top of this week's box-office from last week's second-place opening, taking in $20.5 million.

Last week's No. 1, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", fell to second place grossing $16.3 million.

New releases made up the rest of the top five; "Spy Kids: All the Time in the World" finished third with $12.0 million, followed by "Conan the Barbarian" ($10.0 million) and the remake of the '80s classic "Fright Night" ($8.3 million).