Sunday, August 14, 2011

Movie News » Box Office: "Planet of the Apes" Edges Out "The Help"

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Continuing to conquer its theatrical competition, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" held its grasp atop the box office over the weekend of August 12-14, 2011.

The James Franco/Freida Pinto starring origins-based picture pulled in an estimated $7.8 million on Friday while looking at a $26 million take during it's second weekend of release.

Posting solid numbers for a second place effort thus far is Emma Stone's new movie "The Help" - with the slave era book-based film hot on the trails of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" with $7.5 million in ticket sales on Friday with a projected second weekend total of $22 million.

Rounding out the top five at the box office this weekend are "Final Destination 5" ($18 million), followed by "30 Minutes or Less" ($13 million) and "The Smurfs 3D" ($13 million).

Meanwhile, another box office newcomer, "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie," made its theatrical debut with a $2.8 million opening day with an estimated $7 million weekend total - which was good enough to take the sixth spot.

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