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“Planet of the Apes” remains at the top of U.S. box office

LOS ANGELES, California – “Rise of Planet of the Apes: Origins” has kept position at the box office in North America after the second week of release in theaters.

The big budget film from Fox, which is a “prequel” (film whose action is chronologically earlier than the original series), has earned $ 27.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday night, bringing its total provisional $ 104.9 million.

It just ahead of “The color of feelings” (The Help), an evocation of the life of black servants in a wealthy family in Mississippi before the civil rights struggle. Tate Taylor’s film (“Pretty Ugly People”) has raised $ 25.5 million.

The week also saw scores of other honorable exits exclusively as the horror film “Final Destination 5″ (third with 18.4 million dollars/12, 9 million) or the comedy of Action “30 minutes maximum” (fifth with $ 13 million / 9.1 million euros).

Here are the estimated revenues of the weekend, from Friday to Sunday in North American theaters, based on figures provided by the specialized site Hollywood.com:

1. “Rise of Planet of the Apes: Origins,” $ 27.5 million

2. “The color of feelings” (The Help), $ 25.5 million

3. “Final Destination 5″ $ 18.4 million

4. “The Smurfs”, $ 13.5 million

5. “30 minutes maximum,” $ 13 million

6. “Cowboys & invaders,” $ 7.6 million

7. “Captain America: First Avenger”, $ 7.1 million

8. “Crazy, Stupid, Love”, 6.93 million

9. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2″, $ 6.9 million

10. “Exchange Standard” (The Change-Up), $ 6.2 million

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