Director Steven Soderbergh's star-studded disaster movie Contagion has topped the U.S. box office.
Contagion stars Matt Damon, Gywneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, and Laurence Fishburne and is centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak. The film opened with $23.1 million over the weekend.
Summer sleeper hit The Help dropped to second after spending three weeks at the top while mixed martial arts movie Warrior opened with $5.6 million. The Debt and Colombiana round out the new top five.