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“Rise of the Planet of the Apes ” at the zenith of the American box office

LOS ANGELES, California – Not surprisingly, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” has been leading the box office in North America in its first weekend in operating theaters.

The big budget film from Fox, which is a “prequel” (film whose action is chronologically earlier than the original series), has garnered $ 54 million (37.7 million). This is 15 to 20 million better than observers expected, although it is far from the remake of Tim Burton released ten years ago, which generated $ 68.5 million in its output.

“The Smurfs”, a film combining animation and real images inspired by characters from Peyo, has also retained its second place with $ 21 million (14.7 million), just ahead of “Cowboys & invaders” Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, who narrates the unlikely clash between cowboys and aliens in Arizona in 1873.

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 the Planet of the Apes ” $54 million (37.7 million)

2. “The Smurfs”, $21 million (14.7 million)

3. “Cowboys & invaders,” $15.8 million (11 million)

4. “Exchange Standard” (The Change-Up), $13.5 million (9.4 million)

5. “Captain America: First Avenger”, $13 million (9.1 million)

6. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2″, $12.2 million (8.5 million)

7. “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” $12.1 million (8.4 million)

8. “Sex between friends,” $4.7 million (3.3 million)

9. “How to kill his boss,” $4.6 million (3.2 million)

10. “Transformers 3″, $3 million (2.1 million)

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