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Sunday, August 14, 2011

'Apes' on top again

Shouldn't be much of a surprise that a big summer blockbuster has stayed at the top of the box office for a second straight weekend. What might be surprising is how awful "The Change-Up" must be if in its second week, it's already barely hanging on to Top 10 status.

From The Associated Press:
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” $27.5 million ($40.5 million international). (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros; "Movie simians rise to next level in new 'Apes' prequel" by The AP's David Germain)
2. “The Help,” $25.5 million. (Review by Germain)
3. “Final Destination 5,” $18.4 million.
4. “The Smurfs,” $13.5 million ($60 million international).
5. “30 Minutes or Less,” $13 million. (Review by Meszoros)
6. “Cowboys & Aliens,” $7.6 million ($7 million international). (Review by Germain)
7. “Captain America: The First Avenger,” $7.1 million ($12.2 million international). (Review by Meszoros; "Evans apprehensive about clutching shield in 'Captain America'" by The AP's Derrik J. Lang; "Captain America's co-creator proud of patriotic hero" by The AP's Matt Moore)
8. “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” $6.93 million. (Review by Lemire)
9. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” $6.9 million ($30 million international). (Review by Meszoros; "But what if the 'Harry Potter' stars had never been cast?" by Germain)
10. “The Change-Up,” $6.2 million. (Review by The AP's Christy Lemire)

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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