Monday Box Office Report – Apes strong!

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It’s been hailed as one of the best films of the year, and it looks like the public agrees, as the North American box office went ape for apes.Knocking Transformers: Age Of Extinction down to the second spot, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes debuted with a very strong $73 million. That’s an improvement over the last film ($54.8 million) and higher than last summer’s World War Z ($66.4 million). While it isn’t in the $90 million region of other blockbusters this year, it’s still a fantastic opening for what is being hailed as the 2014 must-see movie. Here’s how everyone else did on the weekend:

  • Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes – $73 Million
  • Transformers: Age Of Extinction – $16.5 Million
  • Tammy – $12.9 Million
  • 22 Jump Street – $6.7 Million
  • How To Train Your Dragon 2 – $5.8 Million
  • Earth To Echo – $5.5 Million
  • Deliver Us From Evil – $4.7 Million
  • Maleficent – $4.1 Million
  • Begin Again – $2.9 Million
  • Jersey Boys – $2.5 Million

Top ten departures this week include Think Like A Man Too and Edge Of Tomorrow. The Kevin Hart sequel managed to make $64 million worldwide, a disappointment when compared to the original film that made $96 million internationally with a budget half the size of the second film. As for the latest Tom Cruise sci-fi actioner, Edge Of Tomorrow made $343 million over a six week run. That’s another under-performing film, as Edge Of Tomorrow will be lucky if it breaks even when the production budget and advertising campaign are added up, despite the film receiving positive reviews.

Last Updated: July 14, 2014

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