Disneynature’s Newest True
Celebrates its $10.6 Million
Box Office by Extending
Benefit to Jane Goodall Institute
BURBANK, Calif. (April 25, 2012) –
Swinging into theaters April
20 with a $10.6 million opening-weekend performance, “Chimpanzee” proved so
popular among audiences that Disneynature is extending the “See ‘Chimpanzee,’
Save Chimpanzees” conservation initiative for a second week. For every moviegoer
who sees “Chimpanzee” through May 3, 2012, Disneynature will make a donation to
the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund
to protect chimpanzees today and tomorrow.
theaters just five days, ‘Chimpanzee’ has already given us a lot to celebrate,”
said Alan Bergman, president, The Walt Disney Studios. “Led by a young
chimpanzee named Oscar, ‘Chimpanzee’ has won the hearts of audiences nationwide.
It’s because of that success that we decided to extend our program with the Jane
‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees”—initially slated for the film’s opening week
through April 26—will continue through the film’s second week till May 3—a
first-ever extension to a Disneynature conservation program.
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