Weekend Box Office And Your Monday Must-Read.

Score one for the monkeys.
Humans flocked to the mulitplexes in droves this weekend to catch “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”
In fact, films featuring actual homo sapiens in lead roles had to content themselves with third place in this weekend’s box office rankings.

Here’s the weekend, by the numbers:

1. Rise of the Planet of the Apes $54m $54m
2. The Smurfs $21m $76m
3. Cowboys & Aliens $15m $67.3m
4. The Change-Up $13.5m $13.5m
5. Captain America $13m $143.1m
6. Harry Potter $12.1m $342m
7. Crazy, Stupid, Love. $12.1m $42.2m
8. Friends with Benefits $4.7m $48.5m
9. Horrible Bosses $4.6m $105.1m
10. Transformers: Dark of the Moon $3.01m $344.2m

Making Me Feel Totally Old …
Movieline notes that this year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of “Stand By Me.”

The Web site asks readers to rate the film’s most underrated moments. I’ll ask you to take a look at that cast pic and see if you can remember what each of the lead actors is doing now. Sheesh …

About jlmicek

I'm an award-winning journalist in Harrisburg, Pa. I also run and cook all the things.
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