'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Posts Strong $27.7 Million Opening DayJuly 12, 2014 03:30 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Fox reports that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes amassed $27.7 million on Friday, including late Thursday night's $4.1 million take. BoxOffice projects the sequel will tally an impressive $70 million this weekend, handily topping Rise of the Planet of the Apes' $54.8 million debut three summers ago. Early word of mouth appears very strong with a 93 percent Flixster user score, as well as a 90 percent fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes critics. Since the start of summer, only fellow Fox release X-Men: Days of Future Past has posted a higher Flixster score on the day following release. Fox's The Fault In Our Stars also boasted a 93 percent vote.

Meanwhile, Transformers: Age of Extinction handed off the top spot to Apes as the former added $4.8 million for its third Friday. Extinction's domestic total now stands at $197.4 million and will cross the $200 million threshold early Saturday. Look for the sequel to tally around $16 million this weekend.

Warner Bros. reports that Tammy added $4.04 million yesterday, giving it a $48.5 million domestic total through 10 days of release. Its sophomore frame should land around $13.1 million.

22 Jump Street continued to hold its own as it claimed fourth place with $2.05 million on Friday. The comedy sequel's domestic take is up to $167.3 million after 29 days. BoxOffice projects a $6.3 million weekend.

Earth to Echo rounded out the top five with $1.76 million yesterday, giving it $20.86 million in its first 10 days and a projected sophomore frame of $5.7 million.

Fox/DreamWorks' How to Train Your Dragon 2 wasn't far behind, though, with $1.75 million and a new domestic cume of $147.95 million. BoxOffice projects $5.6 million this weekend.

Meanwhile, Deliver Us from Evil claimed $1.57 million, increasing its total to $21.87 million through 10 days. BoxOffice projects $4.5 million for the weekend.

On the limited release front, Begin Again took in a healthy $824,000 from 939 locations yesterday. BoxOffice projects $2.7 million for the weekend.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Mar. 1 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 1 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Vantage Point$5,936,63259%3,1501$1,885$37,672,5252Sony / Columbia
2Semi-Pro$5,870,7958%3,121--$1,881$11,287,6321New Line
3The Spiderwick Chronicles$4,085,961118%3,654-193$1,118$52,294,2993Paramount
5The Other Boleyn Girl$3,298,52816%1,166--$2,829$6,131,5831Sony / Columbia
6Step Up 2 the Streets$2,643,11951%2,52848$1,046$47,268,3103Disney
7Fool's Gold$2,081,87059%2,845-230$732$57,775,8714Warner Bros.
8No Country for Old Men$1,941,14787%2,037936$953$67,091,90817Miramax
10Juno$1,542,44869%1,631-96$946$134,245,64410Fox Searchlight