Sunday, August 07, 2011

"Apes" Rule With $77 Million Weekend

The Vancouver-lensed, 20th Century Fox feature "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", rebooting the "Planet of The Apes" series has opened in first place over the August 5, 2011 weekend in North America, with an estimated $54 million from 3,648 theaters, averaging $14,803 per theater.

"Apes" grossed another $23.4 million in 26 overseas markets to push its worldwide total to $77.4 million in one weekend.

"...Set in present day San Francisco, the film is a reality-based cautionary tale...

"... a science fiction/science fact blend, where man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy..."

"Rise of the Planet of the Apes", directed by Rupert Wyatt, stars James Franco, Brian Cox, Andy Serkis, John Lithgow, Freida Pinto and Tom Felton.

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