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“We’re ending the summer on a high note,” said Hollywood.com analyst Paul Dergarabedian. “The usually unsung month of August can be the time when a lot of unexpected things happen that benefit the box office.”

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” $27.5 million ($40.5 million international).

2. “The Help,” $25.5 million.

3. “Final Destination 5,” $18.4 million.

4. “The Smurfs,” $13.5 million ($60 million international).

5. “30 Minutes or Less,” $13 million.

6. “Cowboys & Aliens,” $7.6 million ($7 million international).

7. “Captain America: The First Avenger,” $7.1 million ($12.2 million international).

8. “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” $6.93 million.

9. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” $6.9 million ($30 million international).

10. “The Change-Up,” $6.2 million.

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Online:

http://www.hollywood.com/boxoffice

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