For the second weekend in a row, Rise of the Planet of the Apes has ruled the box office. This weekend, the film brought in $27.5 million, bringing its total to $104.8 million. I’d say that’s a success, wouldn’t you? The Help opened midweek last week, but with this being it’s first weekend in theatres, it took the number two spot with $25.5 million, and its new total at $35.4 million. Dan saw the film and loved it. You can check out his review here.
Also new at the box office this weekend was Final Destination 5. The movie, which was filmed here in Vancouver (VERY evidently shown in the film), came in third this weekend and brought in $18.5 million. This horror flick didn’t live up to 2009’s The Final Destination and its $27.4 million opening. That being said, it did do better that 30 Minutes Or Less which opened this weekend, as well as Glee: The 3D Concert Movie. In fact, Glee didn’t even make it into the top 10 list. Sue Sylvester must be celebrating this disaster. It should have been straight to DVD. See where it actually fell in the list and how little it brought in below.
- 1. Rise of the Planet of the Apes: $27,500,000 ($104,875,919 total)
- 2. The Help: $25,525,000 (total $35,398,826)
- 3. Final Destination 5: $18,400,000 (opening)
- 4. The Smurfs: $13,500,000 ($101,545,660 total)
- 5. 30 Minutes or Less: $13,000,000 (opening)
- 6. Cowboys & Aliens: $7,613,000 ($81,475,710 total)
- 7. Captain America: The First Avenger: $7,125,000 ($156,885,206 total)
- 8. Crazy, Stupid, Love: $6,930,000 ($55,402,296 total)
- 9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $6,875,000 ($356,960,941 total)
- 10. The Change-Up: $6,219,255 ($25,751,460 total)
- 11. Glee: The 3D Concert Movie: $5,700,000 (opening)
- 12. Horrible Bosses: $2,440,000 ($110,004,646 total)
- 13. Friends With Benefits: $1,800,000 ($53,032,882 total)