August 7, 2011


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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>Debuting at #21 (just off the chart below), Rise of the Planet of the Apes has a projected total domestic gross of $155 million and an overseas gross to date of $23 million, as it opens slowly around the world.  But that overseas number will pick up and probably go to $200-250 million, putting Rise into the top 10 for the year ultimately.  The Change-Up will be a non-factor worldwide.  It debuts at #64 (an estimated domestic total of $35 million and no overseas gross yet).  Overseas dollars for the body-switch comedy will probably remain around zero.  Click “Read more” to see the Top 20 chart.

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Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.