Grosses

'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.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Oct. 19 - Sun, Oct. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
130 Days of Night$15,951,763--2,855--$5,587$15,951,7631Sony / Columbia
2Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$12,186,181-43%2,03423$5,991$38,950,4022Lionsgate
3The Game Plan$8,178,630-26%3,301173$2,478$69,206,1014Disney
4Michael Clayton$6,677,091-36%2,58574$2,583$21,563,0013Warner Bros.
5The Comebacks$5,555,610--2,812--$1,976$5,555,6101Fox Atomic
6Gone Baby Gone$5,501,406--1,713--$3,212$5,501,4061Miramax
7We Own the Night$5,421,951-50%2,3620$2,295$19,706,4672Sony / Columbia
8Rendition$4,060,012--2,250--$1,804$4,060,0121New Line
9The Heartbreak Kid$3,815,586-48%2,782-451$1,372$32,026,2133Paramount / DreamWorks
10Elizabeth: The Golden Age$3,150,605-49%2,0065$1,571$11,225,6912Universal