Weekend Box Office: ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Rules Again

Posted Monday, August 15th, 2011 05:12 pm GMT -5 by

The simians held onto their evolutionary crown again this weekend. ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes‘ grossed another $27.5 million in its second outing bringing its total box office to $179.2 million as it continues to rollout internationally. The film has a long way to go to beat the most recent film in the franchise, 2001′s ‘Planet Of The Apes’ which took in $362 million.

‘Final Destination 5′ debuted in 3rd place with $18.4 million. The opening was about the middle for a debut for the film franchise.

Cowboys & Aliens‘ brought in another $7.6 million at the domestic box office as it struggles towards $100 million. ‘Cowboys’ has just begun to open internationally and will continue to do so through the end of September.

Captain America: The First Avenger‘ falls to 7th with an additional $7.1 million bringing its worldwide box office to $286 million. The American hero certainly seems to have legs as it continues to open internationally.

Placing 9th, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2‘ took in another $6.8 million domestically, but the film has now become the 3rd biggest box office take in history as it passed ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’. It now stands at $1,214.8 billion.

After its 4th place debut last weekend, fantasy/comedy ‘The Change-Up’ fell to 10th place this past weekend with just $6.2 million.

Even though it fell out the top 10 this past weekend, ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon‘ moved up to number 5 on the list of  all time biggest grosses with $1,071.2 billion. ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ is number 8 on the list with $1,038.2 billion.

Indie sci-fi film ‘Another Earth’ took in another $148k as it added 27 locations. It’s total domestic box office now stands at$683k. Also expanding its base is ‘Attack The Block’ which took in another $100k as it added 32 locations. The comedy scifi film has now taken in $446k domestically with an international box office total of $4.7 million.

1. ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ $27.5 million
2. ‘The Help’    $25.5 million
3. ‘Final Destination 5′  $18.4 million
4. ‘The Smurfs’    $13.5 million
5. ’30 Minutes or Less’   $13 million
6. ‘Cowboys & Aliens’   $7.6 million
7. ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ $7.1 million
8. ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love   $6.9 million
9. ‘Harry Potter & TDH Part 2′   $6.8 million
10. ‘The Change-Up’   $6.2 million