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 Thu, Nov. 1 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 1 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw IV$1,554,797-45%3,183--$488$40,050,3121Lionsgate
2Dan in Real Life$787,9728%1,921--$410$14,825,0491Disney
330 Days of Night$568,559-39%2,8594$199$30,226,9102Sony / Columbia
4Michael Clayton$381,103-28%2,5850$147$30,297,0814Warner Bros.
5Gone Baby Gone$343,602-2%1,7130$201$12,554,4882Miramax
6We Own the Night$332,6037%2,40240$138$26,331,7603Sony / Columbia
7Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$318,62614%1,897-137$168$48,455,2973Lionsgate
8The Game Plan$297,407-10%3,34241$89$78,102,8865Disney
9Rendition$235,916-5%2,2500$105$8,731,2982New Line
10The Heartbreak Kid$170,98419%2,003-779$85$35,756,1684Paramount / DreamWorks