It was a fairly good weekend, for the Apes though everything came in lower than we predicted. The prequel Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which got surprisingly good reviews (even though it didn’t deserve them) made it through its opening weekend, grossing $54 million. James Franco and company stayed way ahead of all other movies including Universal’s new release The Change-Up. The Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman film had a slow start, grossing only $13.5 million. Finally The Smurfs untied with Cowboys and Aliens, by landing at No. 2 and grossing $21 million (Cowboys and Aliens grossed $15.7 million).

  1. Rise of the Planet of the Apes | NEW | Fox | Weekend Gross $54,000,000 | Average Per Theater $14,803 | Total Gross $54,000,000 | Film’s Budget – $93 | Week 1
  2. The Smurfs | Last Week #2 | Sony | Weekend Gross $21,000,000 | Average Per Theater $6,186 | Total Gross $76,202,000 | Film’s Budget – $110 | Week 2
  3. Cowboys and Aliens | Last Week #3 | Universal | Weekend Gross $15,748,000 | Average Per Theater $4,195 | Total Gross $67,368,000 | Film’s Budget – $163 | Week 2
  4. The Change-Up | NEW | Universal | Weekend Gross $13,502,000 | Average Per Theater $4,635 | Total Gross $13,502,000 | Film’s Budget – $52 | Week 1
  5. Captain America: The First Avenger | Last Week #3 | Paramount | Weekend Gross $13,000,000 | Average Per Theater $3,591 | Total Gross $143,182,000 | Film’s Budget – $140 | Week 3
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 | Last Week #4 | Warner Brothers | Weekend Gross $12,160,000 | Average Per Theater $3,830 | Total Gross $341,801,000 | Film’s Budget – N/A | Week 4
  7. Crazy, Stupid, Love. | Last Week #6 | Warner Brothers | Weekend Gross $12,100,000 | Average Per Theater $4,007 | Total Gross $42,185,000 | Film’s Budget – $50 | Week 2
  8. Friends with Benefits | Last Week #6 | Screen Gems | Weekend Gross $4,700,000 | Average Per Theater $1,960 | Total Gross $48,538,000 | Film’s Budget – $35 | Week 3
  9. Horrible Bosses | Last Week #7 | Warner Brothers | Weekend Gross $4,620,000 | Average Per Theater $2,281 | Total Gross $105,162,000 | Film’s Budget – $35 | Week 5
  10. Transformers: Dark of the Moon | Last Week #8 | Paramount | Weekend Gross $3,015,000 | Average Per Theater $1,626 | Total Gross $334,173,000 | Film’s Budget – $195 | Week 6

Currently the top ten is filled with huge blockbusters like Michael Bay‘s Transformers: Dark of the Moon and comedies like The Change-Up and Crazy, Stupid, Love. Last week a bunch of smaller indie films hit some theaters. Among those are The Devil’s Double, The Guard and Miranda July‘s The Future, which are all superior films. Seek those out too, and give them some love too..

What did you watch this weekend?