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Projections: The ‘Apes’ Will Rise Again

19 Dec, 2011 By: John Latchem



The two biggest titles released Dec. 13 are Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a reboot of the famed “Planet of the Apes” franchise, and Paramount’s Kung Fu Panda 2, the latest from DreamWorks Animation.

Having drawn $176.7 million at the domestic box office due to its warm critical reception and fanboy appeal, Apes should have the edge on the sales chart for the week ending Dec. 18. But Panda, no slouch at $165.2 million, should benefit from a strong family appeal and likely will top the rental chart.

Rank

Title

Studio

Weeks on Chart

 

Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 12/18/2011

 

1

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Fox

New

2

Kung Fu Panda 2

Paramount/DreamWorks

New

3

The Hangover Part II

Warner

2

 

Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 12/18/2011

 

1

Kung Fu Panda 2

Paramount/DreamWorks

New

2

Friends With Benefits

Sony Pictures

3

3

Fright Night

Disney

New

 


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