Dawn of the Planet of the Apes got off to a very strong start this weekend, pulling in $73 million, which was above expectations, and earning an "A-" Cinemascore to go along with the terrific reviews. It should do very well in the coming weeks, with no direct competition until Guardians of the Galaxy comes out on the 1st, but legs overall have been very hard to predict this summer, with no movie managing to get above $250 million total, despite several opening to over $90 million dollar weekends.
In second place, Transformers raked in $16 million for a new total of over $200 million, but this movie will easily be the lowest grossing Transformers movie in the series (domestically, of course), while 22 Jump Street climbed back into the top five, showing off the staying power it's had since it came out, and Tammy actually held pretty well despite its terrible Cinemascore rating last week, pulling in $12 million for a $57 million total. The Weinstein Co.'s Begin Again also made it into the top ten (#9) this week after a big expansion, pulling in $2.9 million from 939 screens.
- 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
In limited release, Boyhood took in $353,000 from 5 screens, for an amazing $73k per theater average. The movie will continue to expand slowly, so be sure to look for it in your area as it makes its way across the country. Next week it's Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel's comedy Sex Tape, which will probably kick Tammy out of the top five as the new comedy in the marketplace, so stay tuned.