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

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
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
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