‘Contagion’ Catches On At The Box Office

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Attendance at Contagion was apparently contagious.

Director Steven Soderbergh’s new disaster thriller about a lethal virus (featuring Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, and Laurence Fishburne) finished first at the box office, earning an estimated $23-million in its weekend debut.

A distant second was the box-office leader of the last three weeks — the holdover hit, The Help, which took in another $9-million and has now passed the $137-million mark.

Third place went to Warrior, the debuting mixed martial arts drama with Tom Hardy and Nick Nolte. It earned just under $6-million.

The Debt and Colombiana rounded out the top five.

Overall, it was a characteristically slow early-September weekend at the nation’s multiplexes.

Reported by Bill Wine, KYW Newsradio 1060

Top Content On CBSPhilly


Comments are closed.

More From CBS Philly

NFL Draft Guide
Best US Destinations For Wine Lovers

Listen Live