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, Jul. 31 - Sun, Aug. 2

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Funny People$22,658,601--3,007--$7,535$22,658,6011Universal
2Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$17,909,828--4,39368$4,077$255,673,2143Warner Bros.
3G-Force$17,514,671--3,6970$4,738$66,919,2442Disney
4The Ugly Truth$13,187,541--2,8820$4,576$54,668,8322Sony / Columbia
5Aliens in the Attic$8,007,142--3,106--$2,578$8,007,1421Fox
6Orphan$7,525,592--2,7500$2,737$27,068,1612Warner Bros.
7Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$5,525,852--2,757-543$2,004$182,067,4055Fox
8The Hangover$5,194,819--2,071-214$2,508$255,899,6289Warner Bros.
9The Proposal$4,930,675--2,435-344$2,025$148,966,7267Disney
10Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$4,688,432--2,626-611$1,785$388,193,8206Paramount / DreamWorks