Sunday, August 7, 2011


Still from Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is an easy Winner at the Box Office this weekend, taking in $54 million in its debut for 20th Century Fox. Reviews also have been strong for the Film starring James Franco  and Freida Pinto with an 81% rating on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes; it was made for $90 million and likely will earn this back soon.

The Smurfs 3-D is second in its second week with $21 million for Sony Pictures, edging out last week's champion Cowboys and Aliens, which brought in $15.7 million this weekend.

In fourth spot in a soft opening is Comedy The Change-Up starring Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds with $13.5 million, landing just ahead of Captain America: The First Avenger which in its third week earns $13 million - a total domestic gross of $143 million.

Crazy, Stupid, Love. slips to sixth spot for Warner Bros. with $12 million. It has yet to earn back its $50 million budget with a tally of $41.6 in North America, but also it hasn't opened overseas yet also.

Rounding out the Top Ten is Transformers: Dark of the Moon with $3.0 million in its sixth week. To-date it has earned a staggering $344.5 million.

1 comment:

  1. That's not that great of an opening for Planet of the Apes. The 90 million cost doesn't include their advertising budget and 54 million is split with theater owners; so FOX gets 27 million. I'm sure FOX was hoping for a bigger opening.

    I don't know how any of these movies make any money.