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‘Rise Of The Planet Of THe Apes’ Surprises Box Office

The apes have conquered the multiplex. Expected to earn around $30 million in its opening weekend, 20th Century Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes surprised the box office with a $54 million opening, easily taking the top spot. Meanwhile, the weekends other new movie, “The Change Up” continued Green Lantern star Ryan Reynolds streak of underperforming films, opening far short of expectations.

The Top-12 grossing motion pictures for the weekend, per data collected as of Sunday, August 7, 2011, are as follows:

Rank Film Name Distributor Name Weekend Revenue Cume Revenue Locs Loc Avg
1 Rise of the Planet of the Apes 20th Century Fox 54,000,000 54,000,000 3,648 14,802
2 Smurfs, The Sony 21,000,000 76,201,831 3,395 6,185
3 Cowboys & Aliens Universal 15,748,030 67,368,095 3,754 4,195
4 Change-Up, The Universal 13,501,755 13,501,755 2,913 4,635
5 Captain America: The First Avenger Paramount 13,000,000 143,182,045 3,620 3,591
6 Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows II Warner Bros. 12,160,000 342,801,014 3,175 3,829
7 Crazy, Stupid, Love Warner Bros. 12,100,000 42,185,106 3,020 4,006
8 Friends With Benefits Sony 4,700,000 48,538,404 2,398 1,959
9 Horrible Bosses Warner Bros. 4,620,000 105,162,163 2,025 2,281
10 Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Paramount 3,015,000 344,173,341 1,854 1,626
11 Zookeeper Sony 2,150,000 73,594,764 1,724 1,247
12 Cars 2 Disney 1,135,000 184,719,494 926 1,225

 

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