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Rise of the Planet of the Apes scores $54 million at Box Office

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Published: Monday, August 8, 2011, 17:58 [IST]

The 20th Century Fox's latest movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes has topped the domestic Box Office with it collection crossing $54 million in its opening weekend. The earning of the film is $20 million more than the best forecast. The great word of mouth and the photo-realistic apes, created by Peter Jackson, drove the audience to the theatres.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes has also exceeded expectations at the overseas Box Office by grossing a stellar $23.4 million from 25 territories. Fox senior vice president of domestic distribution Chris Aronson said, "The combination of never-before-seen special effects combined with a powerful, emotional story made for a supremely satisfying experience at the movies."

Meanwhile, The Smurfs has remained in second spot with its estimated $21 million and it has pushed down the last week's topper Cowboys and Aliens to third position ($15.8 million). This week's another new offering The Change-Up, which features Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman, has landed in No. 4 by grossing $13.5 million.

The following is the top ten movies list at the Box Office:

  1. Rise of the Planet of the Apes - $54 million
  2. The Smurfs - $21 million
  3. Cowboys and Aliens - $15.8 million
  4. The Change-Up - $13.5 million
  5. Captain America: The First Avenger - $13 million
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II - $12.2 million
  7. Crazy, Stupid, Love - $12.1 million
  8. Friends With Benefits - $4.7 million
  9. Horrible Bosses - $4.6 million
  10. Transformers: Dark of the Moon - $3 million

Topics: the smurfs, cowboys and aliens
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