Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Will there eventually be a remake of the original Planet of the Apes at the end of this new series of films? Not necessarily. While out promoting Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, JoBlo interviewed director Matt Reeves, and the question came up of whether or not there was a plan for a remake… read more


For once you can color me quite surprised by a movie: I absolutely loved Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I had a lot of doubts about just how good a prequel to the 1968 Planet of the Apes could be, especially with the fact that the “origin” had been covered in the fourth… read more

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The Help won a third weekend in a row, and some amazing stats to go along with it. Theoretically you could say the fact The Help only lost 2.3% of its business from last weekend could be chalked up the fact less screens were open last weekend due to Hurricane Irene.  If those screens had… read more

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The Help was crowned champion of the weekend once again, and it wasn’t all due to a hurricane. Once again the the drama about the race relations between African-American employees and their white employers fended off three newcomers to win the weekend.  In its fourth weekend of release, The Help brought in an estimated $14.3… read more

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There are bad weekends in the movie business, and then there are BAD WEEKENDS.  Anyone want to guess which one this one was? It’s rare for a movie to rise to the #1 spot after multiple weeks on the chart, but that’s exactly what happened with The Help this weekend when it pulled in $20.5… read more

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This summer hasn’t seen many movies hold on to the top spot two weekends in a row, but Rise of the Planet of the Apes has joined that exclusive little club. Falling 49.8% in its second weekend, Rise of the Planet of the Apes brought in an estimated $27.5 million to bring its domestic total… read more

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Despite it being ten years since there was anything for the Planet of the Apes franchise, Rise of the Planet of the Apes took the top spot at the box office this weekend. The original Planet of the Apes series ended in 1973, and the remake was released in 2001, so my feelings were that… read more

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In what is sure to turn in to a day long battle of pennies, two films tied for the top box office spot this weekend: Cowboys & Aliens and The Smurfs. One thing to remember with these top box office reports each week is they are based off of estimates until much later in the… read more

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The first trailer for the new Rise of the Planet of the Apes has hit, and all I have to ask is, “why?” Between 1968 and 1973, there were five films in the Planet of the Apes series.  There was a remake of the original film released in 2001 that was less than successful, so… read more

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