The Help has quickly become the little engine that could of drama films. It is practically unheard of for this type of movie to even reach number one at the box office let alone twice in a row. (It was number two in it’s first weekend)
The Help is a racial-charged look at African-American maids in the South’s Jackson, Mississippi in the early 60’s from the point of view of a disheartened outcast of a writer, played by Emma Stone.
Originally released as a controversial book by Kathryn Stockett in 2009, it wasn’t long before it was written for the screen and turned into its own controversial movie starring Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney and a treacherous Bryce Dallas Howard.
It took the Labor Day weekend by storm and made $19 million dollars just from Friday to Monday. In total it’s made over $123 million.
Number one for two weeks in a row is amazing! If you saw the movie, read the book too. Like all books-turned-movie, it’s more in depth and allows the characters to branch out and form deeper impressions.