These box office results are bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S! Saturday, larger crowds than expected came out to see 20th Century Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes engage in gorilla warfare.

As compared to last year, box office ticket sales are down a whopping 20%. But, it's not all bad. 20th Century Fox has reason to cheer. Their new film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, is having a larger-than-expected opening weekend. Weeks before it opened analysts expected it to open around $68M, and based on Friday's number that seemed to be accurate, but Saturday results were only down 9%. That means Matt Reeves' film is now on pace for $72M to $74M. It also means it will outperform 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes opening weekend numbers by around $20M ($54.8M).
"Meanwhile, the Michael Bay franchise Transformers: Age of Extinction reached the $200M threshold today for Paramount Pictures after its third week in release. It rode through the July 4th holiday well and obviously lost a lot of ground this weekend to Apes. It was down about 53% from last Friday which was the Fourth of July and is likely to drop about 55% from last weekend. So $6.7M today and $16.7M for the three day to raise its cume to $209.2M." - Deadline

1). Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (FOX), 3,967 theaters / $27.8M Friday
3-day cume: $70M+ / Wk 1

2). Transformers: Age of Extinction (PAR), 3,913 theaters (-320) / $4.9M Fri. (-58%)
3-day est. cume: $16M to $17M+ (-55%) / Total est. cume: $208.5M / Wk 3

3). Tammy (WB), 3,465 theaters (0) / $4M Fri.
3-day cume: $12.8M to $13.1M (-39%) / Total cume: $57.4M / Wk 2

4). 22 Jump Street (SONY), 2,811 theaters (-513) / $2M Fri.
3-day cume: $6.27M (-44%)/ Total cume: $171.4M / Wk 5

5/6). Earth to Echo (REL), 3,230 theaters (0) / $1.75M Fri.
3-day cume: $5.75M (-30%) / Total cume: $24.7M / Wk 2

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (FOX), 2,885 theaters (-412) / $1.76M Fri.
3-day cume: $5.68M / Total cume: $151.85M (-37%) / Wk 5

7). Deliver Us From Evil (SONY), 3,049 theaters (0) / $1.56M Fri.
3-day cume: $4.8M (-50%) / Total cume: $25.1M / Wk 2

8). Maleficent (DIS), 2,077 theaters (-312) / $1.2M Fri. /
3-day cume: $4M (-34%) / Total cume: $221.85M / Wk 7

9). Begin Again (TWC), 939 theaters (+764) / $825K Fri.
3-day cume: $2.98M (+138%) / Per screen: $3,180 / Total cume: $5.3M / Wk 3

10). Jersey Boys (WB) 1,968 theaters (-662) / $709K Fri.
3-day cume: $2.4M (-53%) / Total cume: $41.6M / Wk 4

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is being directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In), from a screenplay written by Mark Bomback, Scott Z. Burns, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The cast includes: Andy Serkis (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Public Enemies, The Great Gatsby), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises, The Harry Potter film series), Keri Russell (The Americans, Mission Impossible III), Toby Kebbell (The Prince of Persia, Wrath of the Titans, Rock N Rolla), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In, ParaNorman), Enrique Murciano (Traffic, Black Hawk Down), Kirk Acevedo (The Thin Red Line) and Judy Greer (The Descendants, Three Kings, 13 Going on 30). The film climbs into theaters July 11, 2014
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Doopie - 7/13/2014, 5:18 AM
McNyagano - 7/13/2014, 5:33 AM
Loved this movie!
Grodd87 - 7/13/2014, 5:35 AM
Loved this movie best movie of the year hands down and one of the best in the past couple of years
whoa123 - 7/13/2014, 5:37 AM
Apes on horses! This movie was beyond awesome!
SuperCat - 7/13/2014, 5:41 AM
Well deserved!
TheRationalNerd - 7/13/2014, 5:46 AM

Can I get an "AMEN"?! Thank God for Spock's logic!
Doopie - 7/13/2014, 5:50 AM
Gmoney84 - 7/13/2014, 5:51 AM
Awesome movie. It's always great to a sequel that's equal to or better than the first film.
TheRationalNerd - 7/13/2014, 5:52 AM
Saw it last night in 3D with my pops (even though the 3D wasn't insanely worth it I'll give them the extra cash for the good job they did) I favor the first one more in some ways but this one most certainly elevates the cultural dynamic and customs of the Apes. Because there was a different director involved this time around I didn't force myself to see all things out of disarray. I'll give it an 8.4/10 I think the last one will most certainly be the icing in the cake the "Wrath of the Planet of the Apes" is coming.

Oh yeah, forget "Hail Hydra"...

TheRationalNerd - 7/13/2014, 5:55 AM
I actually want to see "Jersey Boys" too, looks like a good film.
SuperCat - 7/13/2014, 6:00 AM
CaptAmericaSux - 7/13/2014, 6:00 AM
Koba the ape :)...human prison camp :)...UH :D! Go see the movie!!
SuperCat - 7/13/2014, 6:04 AM
SuperCat - 7/13/2014, 6:07 AM
MisterHolmes - 7/13/2014, 6:09 AM
i will not stop saying it, This is the best movie this year
Niklander - 7/13/2014, 6:15 AM
I havent seen it yet but the trailers alone are hyping me up.
Nomis - 7/13/2014, 6:22 AM
Excellent film! Koba may be one of the best "villains" in movie history!
Grodd87 - 7/13/2014, 6:26 AM
Not just apes on horses but apes in tanks
DEATHbyEXILE - 7/13/2014, 6:28 AM
breakUbatman - 7/13/2014, 6:33 AM
Ah yeah
StarkAnthony - 7/13/2014, 7:03 AM
How many more time do you guys think you can keep using Serkis/circus puns?
hewilldefytheirgravity - 7/13/2014, 7:12 AM
Saw it yesterday! Enjoyed it. Ceaser=Gangster!
SuperCat - 7/13/2014, 7:33 AM
What @ Nomis said.
Christuffer - 7/13/2014, 7:39 AM
It was pretty good. Saw it in 3D last night.

I might be just a slight teensy weensy bit overhyped, but it was fairly incredible. Had me on the edge of my seat almost the whole movie
Darlene1974 - 7/13/2014, 7:41 AM
Fantastic Film!!!...
DannyRand1225 - 7/13/2014, 7:58 AM
awesome, going to see it today,hopefully i will
Ranger14 - 7/13/2014, 8:00 AM
Not overly surprised. It's mid summer and there weren't any other notable new releases.
thewonderer - 7/13/2014, 8:18 AM
This movie is The Empire Strikes Back of our time.

It is truly that remarkable. I give it a 10/10. It is seriously the best movie I've seen in years and perfect in just about every way. What an experience.
fortycals - 7/13/2014, 8:26 AM
Koba for villain of the year. He stole the show.
SageMode - 7/13/2014, 8:30 AM
This film deserves more than that
mbooch12 - 7/13/2014, 8:57 AM
Both this and Edge of Tomorrow were fantastic films and yet Transformers is reeling in all the dough. STUPID!
Alfredo27 - 7/13/2014, 9:10 AM
Fox is the best movie studio. They make movies for adults.
Alfredo27 - 7/13/2014, 9:13 AM
Koba could take out the Winter Soldier. How can you stop dual wielding machine gun, horse strafing, firing at separate targets simultaneously.
AsgardianHobo - 7/13/2014, 9:22 AM

All it would take for WS to take out Koba is 1 explosive

You're not joking?

Next you're gonna say he can take out Cap, who can take down a Quinjet firing a gatling gun at him.

AsgardianHobo - 7/13/2014, 9:22 AM
I do want to see this movie sooooooooo bad
CaptAmericaSux - 7/13/2014, 9:23 AM
Koba tried to reason with Caesar...showed him the experimentation scars from the first movie...tried to give Caesar every subtle warning that...if he kept befriending the humans...there was gonna be trouble :)...UH :)! Movie of the summer!
Alfredo27 - 7/13/2014, 9:27 AM
Winter Soldier would be distracted by Koba's circus chimp routine. Winter Soldier is sooo overrated a character. I guess he would have underdog factor since his movie wasnt as good so he would be bitter.
GeekyCheekyChic - 7/13/2014, 9:27 AM
Great movie with great word of mouth. Hopefully that is reflected in next weeks numbers. Anything more than a 40% drop would be disheartening because this movie deserves some box office cash
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 7/13/2014, 9:44 AM
The theater was pretty empty when I saw it which was kinda sad to see. Like Edge of Tomorrow, the great films will make less and the shit films will make more (TF)
Destined - 7/13/2014, 9:50 AM
Excellence all around and worth the money. Deserves all the success and praise!
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