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‘The Help’ Needs No Help at the Box Office: Debuts to Solid $5.5M

Emma Stone Civil Rights-Era novel adaptation enjoys big first day in theaters

DreamWorks/Disney's "The Help" got all the assistance it needed from moviegoers on its first day, grossing $5.5 million at the domestic box office.

The adaptation of the Kathryn Stockett novel, which stars Emma Stone, debuted in 2,511 theaters.

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"The Help" also scored an A-plus grade from research firm Cinemascore.

The film will be joined at multiplexes on Friday by yet another Final Destination movie, as well as a concert film spun off from the Fox TV show "Glee."