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.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Nov. 13 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 13 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chicken Little$7,917,217-36%3,6584$2,164$80,401,5512Disney
2Zathura$3,181,085-38%3,223--$987$13,426,6651Sony / Columbia
3Get Rich or Die Tryin'$2,813,478-42%1,652--$1,703$17,724,1101Paramount
4Derailed$2,683,301-47%2,443--$1,098$12,211,7471The Weinstein Company
5Jarhead$2,607,411-45%2,44837$1,065$46,539,5962Universal
6Saw II$1,967,920-49%2,9490$667$73,875,9213Lionsgate
7The Legend of Zorro$1,485,153-43%3,053-467$486$39,271,0073Sony / Columbia
8Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$826,762-45%2,735118$302$28,851,1974DreamWorks
9Prime$756,686-54%1,781-56$425$18,918,6153Universal
10The Weather Man$384,012-49%1,250-260$307$11,375,2823Paramount