In the last nine weeks, only three new new releases managed to top the box office: 'The Help,' 'Contagion' and 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes.' ('The Lion King 3D' was a reissue; this weekend's champ 'Dolphin Tale' was in week two.) Of the three, 'Apes' was the biggest hit with audiences, grossing an estimated $174 million domestically and another $234 million overseas. With returns like that it seems possible Twentieth Century Fox will want to bring the franchise back for another chapter -- which is why at least one major character didn't actually die at film's conclusion. Spoilers, obviously.
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes
PG-132011
Based on 39 critics

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