Contagion Catches On At U.S. Box Office

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September 11, 2011 | 8:55pm EST

Director Steven Soderbergh’s star-studded disaster movie Contagion has topped the box office.
The film, about a deadly virus, opened with $23.1 million over the weekend.

Summer sleeper hit The Help dropped to second after spending three weeks at the top.

Mixed martial arts movie Warrior opened with $5.6 million . The Debt and Colombiana round out the new top five.