A few weeks ago, Variety reported that 20th Century Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was on track for a $68M opening weekend and based on these latest figures it appears those numbers were accurate. It pulled in $26M to $27M on Friday, which puts it on pace for a $68M to $70M 3-day weekend. For comparison: the 2011 film, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, opened with $54.8M.
There's one surprise, audiences only gave the film an 'A-' Cinemascore. Kind of schocking since the reviews have been outstanding for the big-budget film. It currently has a 91% “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes. Deadline cautioned, box office figures may encounter a dip on Sunday because the World Cup Final game between Germany and Argentina.
Transformers: Age of Extinction is currently estimated to gross $4.4M tonight and is expected to cross $200M tomorrow; it will end the three-day with about $14M to $15.8M. After that, Tammy is expected to drop about 48% in its second weekend, taking around $11M to $12M, followed by How To Train Your Dragon 2 with $5.6M to $5.7M. Earth to Echo may fall about 33% in its sophomore frame competing for the No. 5 spot at the moment with 22 Jump Street; they both may take in around $5.5M for the weekend. In its second week, Deliver Us From Evil is a frightening 57% off and should take around $4M+.
1). Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (FOX), 3,967 theaters / $26M to $27M Friday
3-day cume: $68M to $70M / Wk 1
2). Transformers: Age of Extinction (PAR), 3,913 theaters (-320) / $4.46M Fri.
3-day est. cume: $14M to $15.8M (-58%) / Total est. cume: $207M / Wk 3
3). Tammy (WB), 3,465 theaters (0) / $3.73M Fri.
3-day cume: $11.5M to $12M (-46%) / Total cume: $56.3M / Wk 2
4). How to Train Your Dragon 2 (FOX), 2,885 theaters (-412) / $1.6M to $1.7M Fri.
3-day cume: $5.4M / Total cume: $151.5M (-39%) / Wk 5
5/6). Earth to Echo (REL), 3,230 theaters (0) / $1.6M to $1.7M Fri.
3-day cume: $5.5M to $5.6M (-33%) / Total cume: $24.8M / Wk
22 Jump Street (SONY), 2,811 theaters (-513) / $1.95M Fri.
3-day cume: $6M (-44%)/ Total cume: $170.8M / Wk 5
7). Deliver Us From Evil (SONY), 3,049 theaters (0) / $1.3M Fri.
3-day cume: $4.2M (-57%) /Total cume: $24.5M / Wk 2
8). Maleficent (DIS), 2,077 theaters (-312) / $1.1M Fri.
3-day cume: $3.9M (-35%) / Total cume: $221.8M / Wk 7
9). Begin Again (TWC), 939 theaters (+764) / $803K Fri.
3-day cume: $2.91M (+132%) / Total cume: $5.3M / Wk 3
10). Jersey Boys (WB) 1,968 theaters (-662) / $737K Fri.
3-day cume: $2.5M (-51%) / Total cume: $41.7M / Wk 4