The apes were triumphant. Rise of the Planet of the Apes premiered in the Number One spot at the box office this weekend with $54 Million. The Smurfs were Second with $21 Million. Cowboys & Aliens was Third with $15.7 Million. The Change-Up premiered in Fourth Place with $13.5 Million. Captain America: The First Avenger was Fifth with $13 Million for $143 Million so far. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Crazy, Stupid, Love., Friends with Benefits, Horrible Bosses, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon so far.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a 2011 American science fiction film loosely based on the 1963 novel Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle. The film is directed by Rupert Wyatt . It is a reboot of the Planet of the Apes series that will act as a foundation with an origin story for a new film series. Its premise is similar to the fourth film in the original series, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972), but it is not a direct remake in that it does not fit into that series’ continuity. [The film stars James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, Tyler Labine, David Hewlett, Sonja Bennett, Jamie Harris, Leah Gibson, David Oyelowo, Chelah Horsdal, and Karin Konoval.]
The Change-Up is a comedy film produced and directed by David Dobkin, written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, and starring Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, [Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, Mircea Monroe].