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"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" Dominates the Box Office
Swinging into theaters nationwide, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" took over the box office by shooting to the top spot over the weekend of August 5-7, 2011.
Falling to second place was last weekend's co-winner "The Smurfs 3D," as the Sony Pictures family film saw $5.7 million in ticket sales on Friday with a projected second weekend total of $21 million.
Rounding out the top five at the box office this weekend are the Daniel Craig/Olivia Wilde driven action flick "Cowboys & Aliens" ($15.8 million), followed by the disappointing Ryan Reynolds spearheaded comedy "The Change-Up" ($13.5 million) and "Captain America: The First Avenger" ($13.5 million).