Box Office Aftermath: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Rises with $72 Million

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Rounding out the weekend of July 13, 2014, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes dominated over its competitors again, leaving the box office battlefield victorious. Each week, combatants enter the cinematic war zone, bloodthirsty for your cash. Box Office Aftermath is an ongoing column dedicated to recapping the weekend’s total ticket sales.

Moviegoers went bananas this weekend for the big summer Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. As the only wide release this weekend, it’s no surprise that DOTPOTA came in first. Dawn of the Apes, however, did gross a pretty nice haul of $72.61 million, almost $20 million more than its predecessor Rise of the Planet of the Apes on its debut with $54 million. This is definitely a great sign for the franchise, especially with the amount of praise the film has been receiving.

Transformers: Age of Extinction took a big hit in its third weekend. Dropping 56 percent of its take last weekend, Transformers grossed only $16.3 million. The movie has crossed over the $200 million point, but is the slowest title in the franchise to reach this point. With that said, it will most likely be the worst performing entry in the series.

In its second weekend, Tammy only fell 41.8 percent moving from second to third. Melissa McCarthy and her hubby gained $12.55 million this weekend, to bring its total gross to $56.99 million. Not too shabby at all for a $20 million movie.

22 Jump Street also moved down a spot from third to fourth with $6.5 million to add to its name. In its fifth weekend, the film will fall just shy of $200 million by the time it makes its exit.

And capping off the top five is How to Train Your Dragon 2. Continuing to hang in there, Dragon 2 has finally crossed over the $150 million mark. But sadly, the film will come no where near the original’s overall total domestic gross of $217.5 million. Dragon 2 has earned $352 million worldwide, but again, it is no where close to Dragon 1 which made $494 million worldwide.

Earth to Echo remained in sixth this weekend and earned itself $5.48 million. The film had some good staying power with only losing 34.4 percent of its audience from last weekend. The same cannot be said for Deliver Us From Evil. The Scott Derrickson exorcism film dropped from fourth to seventh, earning $4.75 million. It’s funny because Chef has been in theaters for 10 weeks and has made $24 million in 701 theaters, while Evil has been in theaters for two weekends and has only made $25 million in over 3,000 theaters.

(Click the image below to enlarge the charts. All figures are domestic box office results.)

Weekend Box Office Results 2014 July 12

Until the next weekend bout, this has been your Box Office Aftermath.

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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