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, Dec. 18 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 18 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$1,775,882-2%3,560--$499$38,476,6161Fox
2Four Christmases$1,192,9152%3,540205$337$92,412,4593Warner Bros. / New Line
3Twilight (2008)$913,15316%3,64929$250$153,232,4764Summit
4Bolt$560,89622%3,133-383$179$90,751,6574Disney
5Australia$464,3561%2,703-18$172$39,624,2103Fox
6Quantum of Solace$408,1105%2,635-788$155$159,147,3395Sony / Columbia
7Nothing Like the Holidays$264,749-1%1,671--$158$4,618,3981Overture
8Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$259,34517%2,768-549$94$170,822,4336Paramount / DreamWorks
9Transporter 3$259,2385%2,541-85$102$30,388,9333Lionsgate
10Role Models$205,9110%1,328-579$155$64,946,6896Universal