Could ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ be the surprise blockbuster of the summer? Critics certainly seem to think so.

The James Franco vehicle, which serves as a reboot of the classic ‘Apes’ franchise, is receiving strong reviews thus far – or at least stronger than most had expected.

But will good reviews translate into box-office gold? It’s tough to say. If audiences are turned off by apes trying to take over the world, they could go for ‘The Change-Up’ instead, which stars funnymen Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman who switch bodies after wishing they had each other’s lives.

Below, get a rundown of the biggest movies playing in theaters this weekend.

‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

Directed by: Rupert Wyatt
Starring: James Franco, Freida Pinto, Brian Cox, Andy Serkis, John Lithgow, Tom Felton
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‘The Change-Up’

Directed by: David Dobkin
Starring: Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, Leslie Mann
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‘Cowboys & Aliens’

Directed by: Jon Favreau
Starring: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde
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‘The Smurfs’

Directed by: Raja Gosnell
Starring: Neil Patrick Harris; featuring the voices of Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry, George Lopez and more
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‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’

Directed by: John Requa
Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Marisa Tomei
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‘Captain America: The First Avenger’

Directed by: Joe Johnston
Starring: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper and more
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‘Friends With Benefits’

Directed by: Will Gluck
Starring: Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis
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‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2′

Directed by: David Yates
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes and more
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