#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.
#BOXOFFICE: “TRANSFORMERS 4” EXTINGUISHES THE COMPETITION
It certainly was an extinction at the Box Office this weekend as Transfomers: Age of Extinction blew away the competition for top spot with a monstrous $103 million debut for Paramount Pictures. Although hefty, the fourth film in the Franchise still is bested by Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which opened with $108 million in 2009. Critics tore apart the Action-Fantasy Flick (18% on the Tomatometer), directed by Michael Bay. Audiences however, adored it with an A- CinemaScore which will certainly help spread the word.
22 Jump Street in its third week out is a distant second for Sony Pictures, grossing $15.2 million this weekend. In its run domestically, it now has earned $140 million.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 sits in third again this weekend for 20th Century Fox pulling-in $13.1 million, as it surpasses the $120-million mark in North America.
Think Like a Man Too after debuting on-top last weekend, slips to number four this weekend with $10.5 million. Its two-week run has it almost at the $50 million-mark for Sony Pictures.
Jersey Boys certainly isn’t doing too bad in sixth with $7.6 million for Warner Bros., nearing the $30 million-mark in two weeks.
The Fault in our Stars finds itself in ninth spot this weekend with $5.2 million for 20th Century Fox, just surpassing the $110 million in earnings in only its fourth week.
Chef continues to perform above expectations, in the Top Ten a sixth week now with $1.5 million for Open Road Films/VVS Films. It has made $19 million showing only on a limited number of screens.
#BOXOFFICE: “THINK LIKE A MAN” WINS BATTLE OF THE SEQUELS AT THE BOX OFFICE
In yet another battle of the Sequels at the Box Office this weekend, Think Like a Man debuts atop the Box Office with a stellar $30 million from 2,225 theatres for Sony Pictures, just like its 2012 Predecessor did in its opening! Starring Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Meagan Good and Regina Hall, the Comedy got little love from the Critics, tallying-in with 22% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences were more than forgiving, giving it an A- CinemaScore. The Film was made for $42 million and looks to be just one in successful Franchise.
22 Jump Street continues to perform impressively and just because it lands in second in its second week out, it by no means goes down shamed, only narrowly getting edged-out for top spot. It earns a fantastic $28 million from 3,306 theatres this weekend for Sony Pictures, as positive word-of-mouth continues to spread from Moviegoers for the well-reviewed Sequel.
In third spot this weekend is How to Train Your Dragon 2 with $25 million for 20th Century Fox. It inches in its second week close to the $100 million-mark already domestically.
Based on the TONY-winning Musical, Jersey Boys has a lukewarm opening for Warner Bros. with $13.5 million from 2,905 theatres. Reviews likewise for the Clint Eastwood-directed Film were mixed, earning a 55% on the Tomatometer and inversely, a great A- CinemaScore.
Maleficent finds itself in fifth spot with $12.5 million for Disney in its fourth week, now having grossed $185 million in North America.
The Fault in our Stars brings-in $9 million in its third week out for 20th Century Fox, just shy of the $100 million-mark domestically.
Chef rounds-out the Top Ten for Open Road/VVS Films with $16.8 million, now in its seventh week out.
#SPOTTED: JOHN LLOYD YOUNG, MICHAEL LOMENDA & ERICH BERGEN IN TORONTO FOR “JERSEY BOYS”
Based on the TONY Award-winning Musical, Clint Eastwood‘s JERSEY BOYS is primed and ready for release. The Musical about four boys from New Jersey who would go on to be known as wildly popular Group The Four Seasons, continues to win hearts around the Globe. The Story is narrated from each of their perspectives and includes their eventual breakup.
Three of the Film’s Stars John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen and Michael Lomenda, are in Toronto promoting the Film and have been doing it in style, dapper in suits and riding around in a luxury Mercedes Coach!
In addition to visits to CITY‘s Breakfast Television earlier today, the Actors head over to The Morning Show (National Edition) to promote the Movie. Also slated on their schedule are an appearance on The Marilyn Denis Show. They will be at TIFF Bell Lightbox also for a special Screening of the Film tonight!
The Boys were awesome to greet Fans on one of their morning stops and may have had a chance to enjoy some cool selections from Starbucks at the Hudson’s Bay Centre!
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Warner Bros. Pictures Canada release JERSEY BOYS on Friday, June 20, 2014.
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong/Warner Bros. Pictures Canada)