Take your stinking paws off our money, you damned dirty apes!
Rise of the Planet of the Apes climbed to the top with an estimated $54 million on approximately 5,400 screens at 3,648 locations, which ranked as the fifth highest-grossing August opening ever.
It was a freaky weekend for The Change-Up, and not in a good way. The comedy opened in fourth with a soft estimated $13.5 million on around 3,300 screens at 2,913 locations. That was a far cry from the summer’s other R-rated comedies, including Friends with Benefits ($18.6 million).
WEEKEND TOP 5
|1.||Rise of the Planet of the Apes||$54M|
|3.||Cowboys & Aliens||$15.7M|
|5.||Captain America: The First Avenger||$13M|