Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $176,760,185Details
International Box Office $306,100,000
Worldwide Box Office $482,860,185
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $42,930,582 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $34,310,587 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $77,241,169
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other - and to the Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
82% - Certified Fresh
Audience
77% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$93,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 5th, 2011 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: December 13th, 2011 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense and frightening sequences of action and violence.
(Rating bulletin 2180, 7/13/2011)
Running Time: 120 minutes
Franchise: Planet of the Apes
Keywords: Epilogue, Talking Animals, Faulty Memory, Voiceover/Narration, Epidemic, End of the World, Visual Effects, Terminal Illness, Prequel, Medical and Hospitals, Animals Gone Bad, Animal Lead
Source:Remake
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: 20th Century Fox, Dune Entertainment, Chernin Entertainment

Cast

   Will Rodman
   Caroline Aranha
John Lithgow    Charles Rodman
Brian Cox    Hank Landon
Tom Felton    Dodge Landon
David Oyelowo    Steven Jacobs
Tyler Labine    Robert Franklin
Jamie Harris    Rodney
David Hewlett    Hunsiker
Ty Olsson    Chief John Hamil
Madison Bell    Alice Hunsiker
Makena Joy    Alice Hunsiker (Teen)
Kevin O'Grady    Animal Control Officer #1
Sean Tyson    Animal Control Officer #2
Jack Kuris    Boy in Muir Woods
Tammy Hui    Bridge Driver
Kyle Riefsnyder    CHP #1
Rufus Dorsey    CHP #2
Anthony McRae    CHP #3
Jeb Beach    Dad in Muir Woods
Jesse Reid    Donnie Thompson
BJ Harrison    Dottie
Leah Gibson    Party Girl #1
Tracy Spiridakos    Party Girl #2
Ivan Wanis Ruiz    Handler at Lab #1
Trevor Carroll    Handler at Lab #2
Chelah Horsdal    Irena
Timothy Webber    Janito - Stan Timko
James Pizzinato    Lab Tech #1
Robin Nielsen    Lab Tech #2
Monica Mustelier    Lab Tech #3
Syn Narula    Lab Tech #4
Mattie Hawkinson    Lab Tech #5
Ryan Booth    South Side Commander
Grodon Douglas Myren    Local Guy
Elizabeth Weinstein    Mom in Muir Woods
Meredith Canby    New Aide
Javier Caballero Cano    Newspater Dad
Peter Bundic    Newspaper Boy #1
Dylan Nouri    Newspaper Boy #2
Oona Service    Playground Girl
Camille Atebe    Playground Mom
Derek Morrison    Security Guard #1
Dean Redman    Security Guard #2
Hector Johnson    Security Guard #3
David Richmond-Peck    Board Member #1
Adrian Hough    Board Member #2
Evans Johnson    Board Member #3
Joey Roche    Todd Hunsiker
Sean Roche    Todd Hunsiker (Teen)
Qayam Devji    Todd's Buddy
Yurij Kis    Worker
Riel Hahn    Zoo Guide
Sonja Bennett    Mother on Sidewalk
Michael Kopsa    Jerk Driver
Steve Lawler    SFPD #1
Chris Shields    SFPD #2
Panou    SFPD #3
Sandy Robson    SFPD #4
Luc Roderique    SWAT
Mike Dopud    Northside Officer
Mark Henriques    Driver
Stacy Schmidt    Jogger
Matteo Mazziotti    Child in Car
Willy Miles    Guy with Newspaper
Fred North    Camera Ship Pilot
Allen Martin    KPIX New Anchor
Juliette Goodrich    KPIX News Anchor
Andy Serkis    Caesar (Ape)
Karin Konoval    Maurice (Ape)
Terry Notary    Rocket / Bright Eyes (Ape)
Richard Ridings    Buck (Ape)
Chris Gordon    Koba (Ape)
Devin Dalton    Comelia
Jay Caputo    Alpha (Ape)
Richard Darwin    Baby Ceasar (Puppeteer)

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Rick Jaffa
Screenwriter    Amanda Silver
Producer    Peter Chernin
Producer    Dylan Clark
Producer    Rick Jaffa
Producer    Amanda Silver
Executive Producer    Thomas M. Hammel
Cinematographer    Andrew Lesnie
Production Designer    Claude Pare
Editor    Conrad Buff
Editor    Mark Goldblatt
Co-Producer    Kurt Williams
Visual Effects Supervisor    Joe Letteri
Visual Effects Supervisor    Dan Lemmon
Composer    Patrick Doyle
Costume Designer    Renee April
Casting Director    Debra Zane

Contest: Reruns

While the summer is blockbuster season at the box office, it's rather slow on the home market. Because of this, we are giving away some screeners that arrived late and were added to the prize pool a while ago. Call them summer reruns. The two wide releases next week are Prometheus, a sci-fi reboot, and Rio, a digitally animated family film. So this week's prizes are a sci-fi reboot and a digitally animated family film. Prometheus is very likely going to be the bigger of the two films next weekend, so it is the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number forPrometheus. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Rise of the Planet of the Apes on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will a copy of Rio on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

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DVD Sales: New Releases are Spreading

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Blu-ray Sales: New Releases Fail to Arrive on Top

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Blu-ray Sales: Harry Potter and the Century Mark

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Blu-ray Sales: Apes Rise, Blu-rays Fall

Rise of the Planet of the Apes led the way on the Blu-ray sales chart, but with only a few new releases that managed to chart, the overall sales were weak. Planet of the Apes sold 675,000 units generating $15.59 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 49%, which was good compared to the average of the format, but weak for the genre. Last minute Christmas sales may have resulted in deeper discounts for DVDs than Blu-rays, at least as a percentage, which could be a mitigating factor. More...

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Planet of the Apes came out more than 40 years ago and is still considered a classic of the genre. It did well enough to produce several sequels, most of which were pale imitations. When it came to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, it made sense to try and explain the origins of the world, but would this result in a good movie? Or perhaps it was a mistake to try and reboot the franchise, again. More...

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It is a surprisingly strong week on the home market with two $100 million hits, Kung Fu Panda 2 on Blu-ray Combo Pack or Rise of the Planet of the Apes on Blu-ray, both of which are contenders for pick of the week. There are also several smaller releases that are also contenders for that title like The Guild: Season Five on DVD. But in the end, I gave that honor to Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame on Blu-ray. More...

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Weekend Predictions: Will New Releases Conquer Apes?

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Per Theater Chart: Apes Conquer Crowded Field

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Apes Conquer Box Office

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Weekend Predictions: Will Apes Rise Above the Competition?

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Contest: Waiting for the Axe to Fall

Next week is the first week of August, which means summer may or may not be over. There's a chance both wide releases will struggle and summer will be unofficially over. There's also a chance both films will do well enough to reach $100 million and that momentum could help summer last one or two more weeks. While I think The Change Up will do better in the long run, Rise of the Planet of the Apes will likely open faster and as such it is the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe on DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe on DVD. Finally, one additional entrant will be chosen and they will win the final copy of Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/08/05 1 $19,534,699   3,648 $5,355   $19,534,699 1
2011/08/06 1 $19,305,174 -1% 3,648 $5,292   $38,839,873 2
2011/08/07 1 $15,966,318 -17% 3,648 $4,377   $54,806,191 3
2011/08/08 1 $6,652,998 -58% 3,648 $1,824   $61,459,189 4
2011/08/09 1 $6,673,092 n/c 3,648 $1,829   $68,132,281 5
2011/08/10 2 $4,914,439 -26% 3,648 $1,347   $73,046,720 6
2011/08/11 2 $4,329,199 -12% 3,648 $1,187   $77,375,919 7
2011/08/12 1 $8,107,990 +87% 3,691 $2,197   $85,483,909 8
2011/08/13 1 $10,927,862 +35% 3,691 $2,961   $96,411,771 9
2011/08/14 1 $8,796,455 -20% 3,691 $2,383   $105,208,226 10
2011/08/15 2 $3,547,640 -60% 3,691 $961   $108,755,866 11
2011/08/16 2 $3,584,956 +1% 3,691 $971   $112,340,822 12
2011/08/17 2 $2,614,742 -27% 3,691 $708   $114,955,564 13
2011/08/18 2 $2,508,796 -4% 3,691 $680   $117,464,360 14
2011/08/19 2 $4,627,819 +84% 3,471 $1,333   $122,092,179 15
2011/08/20 2 $6,728,834 +45% 3,471 $1,939   $128,821,013 16
2011/08/21 2 $4,762,849 -29% 3,471 $1,372   $133,583,862 17
2011/08/22 2 $1,631,579 -66% 3,471 $470   $135,215,441 18
2011/08/23 2 $1,812,796 +11% 3,471 $522   $137,028,237 19
2011/08/24 2 $1,390,106 -23% 3,471 $400   $138,418,343 20
2011/08/25 2 $1,387,934 n/c 3,471 $400   $139,806,277 21
2011/08/26 4 $2,606,772 +88% 3,346 $779   $142,413,049 22
2011/08/27 3 $3,689,583 +42% 3,346 $1,103   $146,102,632 23
2011/08/28 3 $2,571,386 -30% 3,346 $768   $148,674,018 24
2011/08/29 3 $927,821 -64% 3,346 $277   $149,601,839 25
2011/08/30 3 $1,056,457 +14% 3,346 $316   $150,658,296 26
2011/08/31 4 $801,188 -24% 3,346 $239   $151,459,484 27
2011/09/01 4 $765,209 -4% 3,346 $229   $152,224,693 28
2011/09/02 6 $1,867,251 +144% 3,193 $585   $154,091,944 29
2011/09/03 5 $2,937,524 +57% 3,193 $920   $157,029,468 30
2011/09/04 3 $3,110,520 +6% 3,193 $974   $160,139,988 31
2011/09/05 3 $2,410,190 -23% 3,193 $755   $162,550,178 32
2011/09/06 5 $575,007 -76% 3,193 $180   $163,125,185 33
2011/09/07 5 $445,497 -23% 3,193 $140   $163,570,682 34
2011/09/08 4 $390,149 -12% 3,193 $122   $163,960,831 35
2011/09/09 6 $1,093,995 +180% 2,887 $379   $165,054,826 36
2011/09/10 5 $1,827,545 +67% 2,887 $633   $166,882,371 37
2011/09/11 6 $964,745 -47% 2,887 $334   $167,847,116 38
2011/09/12 6 $257,705 -73% 2,887 $89   $168,104,821 39
2011/09/13 6 $334,896 +30% 2,887 $116   $168,439,717 40
2011/09/14 6 $269,737 -19% 2,887 $93   $168,709,454 41
2011/09/15 6 $283,952 +5% 2,887 $98   $168,993,406 42
2011/09/16 9 $750,013 +164% 2,340 $321   $169,743,419 43
2011/09/17 8 $1,216,703 +62% 2,340 $520   $170,960,122 44
2011/09/18 9 $691,415 -43% 2,340 $295   $171,651,537 45
2011/09/19 10 $186,742 -73% 2,340 $80   $171,838,279 46
2011/09/20 10 $219,356 +17% 2,340 $94   $172,057,635 47
2011/09/21 9 $187,953 -14% 2,340 $80   $172,245,588 48
2011/09/22 9 $192,935 +3% 2,340 $82   $172,438,523 49
2011/09/23 14 $316,452 +64% 1,178 $269   $172,754,975 50
2011/09/24 12 $545,483 +72% 1,178 $463   $173,300,458 51
2011/09/25 12 $300,353 -45% 1,178 $255   $173,600,811 52
2011/09/26 - $78,291 -74% 1,178 $66   $173,679,102 53
2011/09/27 - $86,383 +10% 1,178 $73   $173,765,485 54
2011/09/28 - $80,058 -7% 1,178 $68   $173,845,543 55
2011/09/29 - $96,011 +20% 1,178 $82   $173,941,554 56
2011/09/30 - $146,860 +53% 591 $248   $174,088,414 57
2011/10/01 - $257,815 +76% 591 $436   $174,346,229 58
2011/10/02 - $136,400 -47% 591 $231   $174,482,629 59
2011/10/03 - $37,102 -73% 591 $63   $174,519,731 60
2011/10/04 - $42,178 +14% 591 $71   $174,561,909 61
2011/10/05 - $39,170 -7% 591 $66   $174,601,079 62
2011/10/06 - $40,833 +4% 591 $69   $174,641,912 63
2011/10/07 - $81,671 +100% 382 $214   $174,723,583 64
2011/10/08 - $132,208 +62% 382 $346   $174,855,791 65
2011/10/09 - $82,012 -38% 382 $215   $174,937,803 66
2011/10/10 - $41,708 -49% 382 $109   $174,979,511 67
2011/10/11 - $29,153 -30% 382 $76   $175,008,664 68
2011/10/12 - $28,143 -3% 382 $74   $175,036,807 69
2011/10/13 - $31,644 +12% 382 $83   $175,068,451 70
2011/10/14 - $70,021 +121% 273 $256   $175,138,472 71
2011/10/15 - $107,229 +53% 273 $393   $175,245,701 72
2011/10/16 - $61,111 -43% 273 $224   $175,306,812 73
2011/10/17 - $20,207 -67% 273 $74   $175,327,019 74
2011/10/18 - $25,234 +25% 273 $92   $175,352,253 75
2011/10/19 - $20,332 -19% 273 $74   $175,372,585 76
2011/10/20 - $21,614 +6% 273 $79   $175,394,199 77
2011/10/21 - $70,521 +226% 249 $283   $175,464,720 78
2011/10/22 - $106,040 +50% 249 $426   $175,570,760 79
2011/10/23 - $60,505 -43% 249 $243   $175,631,265 80
2011/10/24 - $18,985 -69% 249 $76   $175,650,250 81
2011/10/25 - $22,083 +16% 249 $89   $175,672,333 82
2011/10/26 - $18,739 -15% 249 $75   $175,691,072 83
2011/10/27 - $22,695 +21% 249 $91   $175,713,767 84
2011/10/28 - $48,243 +113% 231 $209   $175,762,010 85
2011/10/29 - $77,227 +60% 231 $334   $175,839,237 86
2011/10/30 - $49,415 -36% 231 $214   $175,888,652 87
2011/10/31 - $17,645 -64% 231 $76   $175,906,297 88
2011/11/01 - $18,715 +6% 231 $81   $175,925,012 89
2011/11/02 - $17,905 -4% 231 $78   $175,942,917 90
2011/11/03 - $19,659 +10% 231 $85   $175,962,576 91
2011/11/04 - $50,109 +155% 199 $252   $176,012,685 92
2011/11/05 - $79,868 +59% 199 $401   $176,092,553 93
2011/11/06 - $48,253 -40% 199 $242   $176,140,806 94
2011/11/07 - $13,058 -73% 199 $66   $176,153,864 95
2011/11/08 - $15,615 +20% 199 $78   $176,169,479 96
2011/11/09 - $14,357 -8% 199 $72   $176,183,836 97
2011/11/10 - $18,815 +31% 199 $95   $176,202,651 98
2011/11/11 - $44,031 +134% 164 $268   $176,246,682 99
2011/11/12 - $52,206 +19% 164 $318   $176,298,888 100
2011/11/13 - $33,921 -35% 164 $207   $176,332,809 101
2011/11/14 - $8,790 -74% 164 $54   $176,341,599 102
2011/11/15 - $9,727 +11% 164 $59   $176,351,326 103
2011/11/16 - $8,549 -12% 164 $52   $176,359,875 104
2011/11/17 - $8,719 +2% 164 $53   $176,368,594 105
2011/11/18 - $22,283 +156% 131 $170   $176,390,877 106
2011/11/19 - $38,906 +75% 131 $297   $176,429,783 107
2011/11/20 - $25,102 -35% 131 $192   $176,454,885 108
2011/11/21 - $11,006 -56% 131 $84   $176,465,891 109
2011/11/22 - $13,929 +27% 131 $106   $176,479,820 110
2011/11/23 - $16,490 +18% 120 $137   $176,496,310 111
2011/11/24 - $11,922 -28% 120 $99   $176,508,232 112
2011/11/25 - $29,709 +149% 103 $288   $176,537,941 113
2011/11/26 - $31,303 +5% 103 $304   $176,569,244 114
2011/11/27 - $16,053 -49% 103 $156   $176,585,297 115
2011/11/28 - $4,237 -74% 103 $41   $176,589,534 116
2011/11/29 - $4,657 +10% 103 $45   $176,594,191 117
2011/11/30 - $3,980 -15% 103 $39   $176,598,171 118
2011/12/01 - $4,790 +20% 103 $47   $176,602,961 119
2011/12/02 - $11,474 +140% 84 $137   $176,614,435 120
2011/12/03 - $19,098 +66% 84 $227   $176,633,533 121
2011/12/04 - $12,863 -33% 84 $153   $176,646,396 122
2011/12/05 - $3,449 -73% 84 $41   $176,649,845 123
2011/12/06 - $3,899 +13% 84 $46   $176,653,744 124
2011/12/07 - $4,259 +9% 84 $51   $176,658,003 125
2011/12/08 - $4,413 +4% 84 $53   $176,662,416 126
2011/12/09 - $8,884 +101% 61 $146   $176,671,300 127
2011/12/10 - $16,661 +88% 61 $273   $176,687,961 128
2011/12/11 - $10,125 -39% 61 $166   $176,698,086 129
2011/12/12 - $3,233 -68% 61 $53   $176,701,319 130
2011/12/13 - $3,673 +14% 61 $60   $176,704,992 131
2011/12/14 - $3,222 -12% 61 $53   $176,708,214 132
2011/12/15 - $3,608 +12% 61 $59   $176,711,822 133

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/08/05 1 $54,806,191   3,648 $15,024   $54,806,191 3
2011/08/12 1 $27,832,307 -49% 3,691 $7,541   $105,208,226 10
2011/08/19 2 $16,119,502 -42% 3,471 $4,644   $133,583,862 17
2011/08/26 3 $8,867,741 -45% 3,346 $2,650   $148,674,018 24
2011/09/02 5 $7,915,295 -11% 3,193 $2,479   $160,139,988 31
2011/09/09 6 $3,886,285 -51% 2,887 $1,346   $167,847,116 38
2011/09/16 9 $2,658,131 -32% 2,340 $1,136   $171,651,537 45
2011/09/23 12 $1,162,288 -56% 1,178 $987   $173,600,811 52
2011/09/30 15 $541,075 -53% 591 $916   $174,482,629 59
2011/10/07 19 $295,891 -45% 382 $775   $174,937,803 66
2011/10/14 22 $238,361 -19% 273 $873   $175,306,812 73
2011/10/21 27 $237,066 -1% 249 $952   $175,631,265 80
2011/10/28 32 $174,885 -26% 231 $757   $175,888,652 87
2011/11/04 32 $178,230 +2% 199 $896   $176,140,806 94
2011/11/11 32 $130,158 -27% 164 $794   $176,332,809 101
2011/11/18 37 $86,291 -34% 131 $659   $176,454,885 108
2011/11/25 41 $77,065 -11% 103 $748   $176,585,297 115
2011/12/02 45 $43,435 -44% 84 $517   $176,646,396 122
2011/12/09 48 $35,670 -18% 61 $585   $176,698,086 129
2011/12/16 45 $28,828 -19% 54 $534   $176,740,650 136

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/18/20111901,534 901,534$16,948,839$16,948,8391
12/25/20115538,854-40% 1,440,388$9,386,837$26,335,6762
1/1/20124192,869-64% 1,633,257$3,220,912$29,556,5883
1/8/20125133,882-31% 1,767,139$2,006,891$31,563,4794
1/15/20121271,089-47% 1,838,228$1,070,600$32,634,0805
1/22/20121149,763-30% 1,887,991$888,270$33,522,3496
1/29/20121141,345-17% 1,929,336$749,585$34,271,9347
2/5/20122619,064-54% 1,948,400$342,771$34,614,7058
2/19/20124118,557 2,080,271$2,094,902$36,948,19410
6/29/20141916,155 2,448,726$129,725$41,542,596133
7/6/20141830,136+87% 2,478,862$240,184$41,782,780134
7/13/2014838,563+28% 2,517,425$308,118$42,090,899135
7/20/2014730,734-20% 2,548,159$233,271$42,324,170136
7/27/20141225,931-16% 2,574,090$194,482$42,518,652137
8/3/20141420,111-22% 2,594,201$150,832$42,669,485138
8/10/20142216,963-16% 2,611,164$127,222$42,796,707139

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/18/20111728,633 728,633$16,816,850$16,816,8501
12/25/20112347,719-52% 1,076,352$8,254,843$25,071,6932
1/1/20121162,626-53% 1,238,978$2,593,885$27,665,5783
1/8/2012639,052-76% 1,278,030$975,520$28,641,0984
1/15/2012442,735+9% 1,320,765$856,834$29,497,9325
1/22/20121023,577-45% 1,344,341$539,434$30,037,3666
1/29/20121612,293-48% 1,356,635$258,901$30,296,2677
6/17/20121813,355 1,426,255$203,534$31,495,82627
1/26/2014209,057 1,506,515$84,046$32,240,566111
6/15/20141712,907 1,531,642$193,473$32,617,204131
6/29/20141310,523 1,546,361$133,744$32,804,277133
7/6/2014918,540+76% 1,564,901$234,720$33,038,997134
7/13/2014430,041+62% 1,594,942$366,499$33,405,496135
7/20/2014427,316-9% 1,622,258$277,807$33,683,303136
7/27/20141016,325-40% 1,638,583$149,214$33,832,517137
8/3/2014147,845-52% 1,646,428$78,455$33,910,972138
8/10/2014186,674-15% 1,653,102$74,614$33,985,586139

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