#BOXOFFICE: MOVIEGOERS EXPERIENCE MONKEY MADNESS AS “DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES” OPENS BIG
It’s the dawn of a new beginning! Dawn of the Planet of the Apes unquestionably dominates the Box Office this weekend with a $70 million-opening from 3,967 theatres for 20th Century Fox. By comparison the last Film in Franchise opened in 2011 with $53 million, meaning that Moviegoers truly have Monkey Madness! Without any A-List Names in the Cast, the Blockbuster still managed to be and Critics rewarded it with a 91% on the Tomatometer and Audiences gave it an A CinemaScore.
Transformers: Age of Extinction in its third week, pulls-in $17 million for Paramount Pictures for second spot. It just surpasses the $200 million-mark earlier this week, tallying-in at $208 million domestically.
Tammy continues to perform well in third spot this weekend with $13 million in its second week in theatres for Warner Bros. It edges close to the $60 million-mark cumulatively.
22 Jump Street continues to perform exceptionally well, showing some staying power. In its fifth week it lands in fourth spot with $6.7 million for Sony Pictures. It has grossed over $171 million in North America thus far.
Earth to Echo places fifth this weekend for Relativity Media/eOne Films with $5.7 million in its second week out.
Begin Again, from the same people who brought us Once, opens in ninth spot with $5.3 million for The Weinstein Co. and eOne Films. Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine in his Feature debut, Critics responded well to the Musical-Drama with an 80% Tomatometer score.
Jersey Boys, another Musical-Drama, rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.4 million for Warner Bros. from 1,968 theatres in its fourth week.
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Mr. Will and eOne Films want to give Readers a chance to win Passes to see BEGIN AGAIN, which premiered at TIFF ’13 to phenomenal response! The Musical-Drama stars Maroon 5‘s Adam Levine, Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Hailee Steinfeld! Screenings take place Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Halifax!
Gretta and her long-time boyfriend Dave are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan, a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges a portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.
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eOne Films release BEGIN AGAIN on Friday, July 11, 2014.
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