Sunday, August 7, 2011

Apes Conquer the Box Office Once Again

I guess there is still room for more Apes at the box office as Rise of the Planet of the Apes easily took the number one spot with about $54 million (probably due to its positive reviews). Look for more Apes on the horizon as this reboot success means more sequels unlike the Tim Burton version (yes, it grossed, $362 million worldwide, but failed to spawn a sequel).

Meanwhile, this weekend's other new release, The Change-Up, made a meager $13.5 million (probably due to it's negative reviews).

It also looks like Cowboys & Aliens will be chalked up as a flop as it dropped over 55% this weekend making it even tougher to recoup it's reported $163 million budget (unless, of course, a huge overseas box office is in the forecast).

The Smurfs, on the other hand, which has worse reviews than Cowboys & Aliens, is still holding strong and will most likely see a profit against it's reported $110 million budget.

It also looks like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 will finally pass Transformers: Dark of the Moon in the next few days to become the highest grossing movie of the year domestically.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Rise of the Planet of the Apes
2) The Smurfs
3) Cowboys & Aliens
4) The Change-Up
5) Captain America
6) Harry Potter 7 Part 2
7) Crazy, Stupid, Love.
8) Friends With Benefits
9) Horrible Bosses
10) Transformers: Dark of the Moon
$54 million
$21 million
$15.7 million
$13.5 million
$13 million
$12.2 million
$12.1 million
$4.7 million
$4.6million
$3 million
$54 million
$76.2 million
$67.4 million
$13.5 million
$143.2 million
$342.8 million
$42.2 million
$48.5 million
$105.2 million
$344.2 million
$93 million
$110 million
$163 million
$52 million
$140 million
$250* million
$50 million
$35 million
$35 million
$195 million

*Shared with Part 1

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