Despite fairly low expectations surrounding the project over the last few month’s, 20th Century Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes conquered the box office last weekend, earning a strong $54.8 million. The franchise reboot won surprising critcial acclaim, thanks largely to the impressive digital animation used to create Ceaser and his hairy co-stars. Its been getting so much notice, in fact, that there’s even been some talk¬†of Andy Serkis–the actor behind the motion capture behind Ceaser–might score an Oscar nomination for his work in the film.