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'The Help' Vs. 'The Butler'

Includes other August releases 'Eat Pray Love' and 'Julie & Julia' as comparison.


Movie Summary
The Help

The Butler

Julie & Julia

Eat Pray Love
GenreDramaDramaComedy / DramaDrama
StudioBuena VistaWeinstein CompanySony / ColumbiaSony / Columbia
Release DateAugust 10, 2011August 16, 2013August 7, 2009August 13, 2010
Domestic Gross$169,708,112$116,632,095$94,125,426$80,574,010
Production Budget$25 million$30 million$40 million$60 million
Running Time2 hrs. 17 min.2 hrs. 12 min.2 hrs. 3 min.2 hrs. 13 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonthematic material.some violence and disturbing image, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smoking.brief strong language and some sensualitybrief strong language, some sexual references and male rear nudity. (On Appeal)
 

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Domestic SummaryThe HelpThe ButlerJulie & JuliaEat Pray Love
Total Gross$169,708,112$116,632,095$94,125,426$80,574,010
Opening Weekend*$26,044,590$24,637,312$20,027,956$23,104,523
Theaters2,5342,9332,3543,082
Average$10,278$8,400$8,508$7,497
Opening % of Total15.3%21.1%21.3%28.7%
Second Weekend Drop-23.1%-33.0%-39.8%-47.6%
Widest Release3,0143,3302,5283,108
Close DateMarch 8, 2012February 13, 2014November 29, 2009November 4, 2010
In Release212 days / 30 weeks182 days / 26 weeks119 days / 17 weeks84 days / 12 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryThe HelpThe ButlerJulie & JuliaEat Pray Love
Worldwide Gross$216,639,112$176,598,908$129,540,499$204,594,016
Foreign Gross$46,931,000$59,966,813$35,415,073$124,020,006
Foreign % of Worldwide21.7%34.0%27.3%60.6%
Domestic Gross$169,708,112$116,632,095$94,125,426$80,574,010
Domestic % of Worldwide78.3%66.0%72.7%39.4%
 
People SummaryThe HelpThe ButlerJulie & JuliaEat Pray Love
Actor: Viola Davis#1--#3
 
Genres & FranchisesThe HelpThe ButlerJulie & JuliaEat Pray Love
Genre: Drama - Summer#7#13--
Showdown: 'The Help' Vs. 'The Butler'#1#2#3#4
Showdown: Summertime Female Memoirs--#2#3
 
Chart RankingsThe HelpThe ButlerJulie & JuliaEat Pray Love
Opening Weekends Under 3,000 Theaters#101#123--
All Time Domestic#216#457#631#781
All Time Worldwide#518--#570
Opening Weeks#416#528#628#533
Opening Weekends Not At #1#97--#133
Opening Weekends#506#553#764#610
Opening Weekends - August#33#37#52#41
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#125#140--
Consecutive Weekends At #1#111#126--
Labor Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends#7#5#122#158
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#96#256-#758
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#159#400#663#1108
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#675#1243#1770#2538
Widest Releases#760#396-#636
Slowest to $100 million#280#184--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#618#780#870#769
Opening Weekends Adjusted - August#54#61#72#63
Opening Weekends Adjusted#769#833#1053#906
Lowest Grossing #1 Movies Adjusted#40#74--
 
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