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, Sep. 6 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 6 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inglourious Basterds$4,526,98711%3,358193$1,348$91,823,4303Weinstein Company
2The Final Destination$4,203,870-8%3,1210$1,347$47,510,0422Warner Bros. / New Line
3All About Steve$3,695,087-8%2,251--$1,642$11,240,3431Fox
4Gamer$2,874,711-4%2,502--$1,149$9,157,6161Lionsgate
5District 9$2,745,2877%3,139-41$875$101,351,1364Sony / TriStar
6Julie & Julia$2,002,0551%2,52825$792$78,970,2385Sony / Columbia
7G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$1,927,020-3%2,846-621$677$139,489,6075Paramount
8Halloween II (2009)$1,915,740-10%3,08863$620$25,800,9122Weinstein / Dimension
9Extract$1,548,9076%1,611--$961$4,339,5451Miramax
10The Time Traveler's Wife$1,534,338-4%2,803-158$547$54,671,9704Warner Bros. / New Line