NORTH AMERICA: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Rallies $97.1 Million in 6 Days; 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Crosses $215M; '22 Jump Street' Hits $175M on July 17, 2014

apes.pngFox reports that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes added $6.7 million on Wednesday, down 31 percent from the day before. That gives the sequel $97.1 million domestically through 6 days of release, 33 percent ahead of its predecessor's pace.

Transformers: Age of Extinction posted $1.9 million yesterday for a 47.5 percent week-to-week drop. The flick has tallied $215.4 million domestically up to this point, 30 percent behind its 2011 predecessor (Dark of the Moon) and 4 percent ahead of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Warner Bros. reports that Tammy took in $1.6 million yesterday for a 36 percent week-to-week decline. The Melissa McCarthy comedy has earned $62.35 million thus far.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 posted $1.18 million on Wednesday, off 15 percent from last week. The animated sequel's total domestic earnings stand at $155.98 million.

Meanwhile, 22 Jump Street added $1.01 million yesterday for a 26.5 percent week-to-week drop. The hit comedy sequel has earned $175 million domestically.


Fandango: 'Apes' Stays Strong, While 'Purge' Paces to Become Year's Top Horror Pre-Seller on July 17, 2014

purge2.pngLOS ANGELES - July 17, 2014 - According to Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is still in command, scoring an impressive 83 out of 100 points on the company's Fanticipation movie buzz indicator, in its second weekend. Following close behind, "The Purge: Anarchy" is running riot in advance sales, and has scored 79 out of 100 points.

To date, "The Purge: Anarchy" is the year's biggest pre-selling horror movie on Fandango, selling more advance ticket sales than "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones," "Oculus," and "Deliver Us from Evil" at the same point in the sales cycle. It is also outpacing sales of the first "Purge" movie on Fandango.

"The filmmakers behind ‘The Purge: Anarchy' did two very smart things with the sequel," points out Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger. "First, they widened its scope so it takes place throughout the city instead of solely in one house. Second, they managed to get it in theaters just a year after the first film. It's no wonder its ticket sales are so strong."

About Fandango's Fanticipation
Known for having its finger on the pulse of moviegoers, Fandango's movie buzz indicator, Fanticipation, provides statistical insight into the movies fans are planning to see in a given weekend. Fanticipation scores (based on a 1 to 100-point scale) are calculated via an algorithm of Fandango's advance ticket sales, website and mobile traffic, and social media engagement. Fanticipation is not intended as a forecast of the weekend box office; it is a snapshot of movie fan sentiment.

NORTH AMERICA: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Passes $90M Mark on Tuesday on July 16, 2014


By Daniel Garris

Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took in $9.62 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. In the process, the critically acclaimed 3D sci-fi action sequel surpassed the $90 million mark yesterday. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was up a very solid 17 percent over Monday. However, it should also be noted that represented one of the day's softer percentage increases among wide releases, as daily holds were especially strong on Tuesday. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes continues to run a bit ahead of its lofty expectations with a five-day take of $90.45 million. That places the film an impressive 33 percent ahead of the $68.13 million five-day start of 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Transformers: Age of Extinction held steady in second with $2.59 million. The fourth installment of Paramount's blockbuster sci-fi action franchise increased 29 percent over Monday and was down 50 percent from last Tuesday. Transformers: Age of Extinction has grossed $213.44 million in 19 days, which places the film a significant 29.5 percent behind the $302.88 million 19-day take of 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Warner's Tammy took in $2.12 million to remain in third. The Melissa McCarthy comedy vehicle was up a healthy 33 percent over Monday and down 37 percent from last Tuesday. Tammy surpassed the $60 million mark yesterday and has grossed a very solid $60.71 million through two weeks of release (especially with its modest price tag in mind).

Family films How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Earth to Echo both experienced very strong daily percentage increases on Tuesday. Fox's How to Train Your Dragon 2 was up 48 percent over Monday to remain in fourth with $1.50 million, while Relativity's Earth to Echo was up one spot and 44 percent to place in fifth with $1.33 million. Respective total grosses stand at $154.79 million in 33 days for How to Train Your Dragon 2 and at $26.83 million in two weeks for Earth to Echo.

Sony's 22 Jump Street was down one spot, but also up 27 percent from Monday to land in sixth with $1.27 million. The successful action comedy sequel has grossed $174.03 million through 33 days of release.

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