Planet of the Apes Prequel Rises Past The Change-Up at the Box Office
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Rise of the Planet of the Apes trumped The Change-Up at the weekend box office, Box Office Mojo reports.
The prequel to the 1969 film, starring James Franco, grossed an estimated $54 million in its first weekend of release.
Cowboys & Aliens ties with The Smurfs for top spot at the box office
The Smurfs, last weekend's No. 1 film after final figures were in, drew $21 million in its second week. Cowboys & Aliens lassoed $15.7 million to come in third.
The weekend's other new release, The Change-Up, grabbed $13.5 million in its first weekend to take the No. 4 spot. Captain America: The First Avenger came in fifth with $13 million, for a three-week total of $143.2 million.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 raked in $12.16 million, to rank No. 6 (and a total of $342.8 million). Following in seventh place with $12.1 million was Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Rounding out the top 10: Friends with Benefits (No. 8, $4.7 million), Horrible Bosses (No. 9, $4.6 million) and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (No. 10, $3 million — and a cumulative domestic gross of $344.2 million).