Contagion cleans up at box office

Contagion has been spreading quickly over the weekend as moviegoers rushed to see Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet in the Steven Soderbergh thriller.

The movie, packed with Oscar winners and nominees, took $23.1 million over the weekend in the US, pushing book adaptation The Help into the number two spot.

The story follows the efforts of a panic-stricken medical community as they race to find a cure for a virus that kills within days.

Catch Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and co. over here on the 21st October 2011.