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Apes roar with $73 million

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

 

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“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” was No. 1 for the weekend with an estimated $73 million, boosted no doubt by the 3-D in many theaters.
 
It pushed “Transformers: Age of Extinction” into second place with $16.5 million, enough to allow it to cross the $200 million mark in North America, acccording to Paul Dergarabedian at Rentrak which charts and analyzes the box office. 
 
Despite what seems to be poor word of mouth (at least from people who agreed with our two-star review after seeing it), “Tammy” brought in another $12.9 million. 
 
Here are the early estimates: 
1. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” — $73,000,000.
2. “Transformers: Age of Extinction” — $16,500,000, bringing its North American gross to $209,031,298.
3. “Tammy” — $12,910,000, for $57,353,601 so far. 
4. “22 Jump Street” — $6,700,000, or $171,961,139 to date. 
5. “How to Train Your Dragon” — $5,865,000, for $152,068,361 since release. 
6. “Earth to Echo” — $5,500,000, or $24,597,539 since the family film’s July 2 release. 
7. “Deliver Us From Evil” — $4,700,000, for $25,001,810 to date. 
8. “Maleficent” — $4,169,000, or $221,994,000 so far. 
9. “Begin Again” — $2,935,000, in limited release (939 locations vs. 3,967 of “Apes”), $5,285,748 to date. 
10. “Jersey Boys” — $2,510,000, bringing its total to $41,704,610. 
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