Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $143,413,707Details
International Box Office $103,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $246,413,707
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Synopsis

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$170,000,000
Theatrical Release: July 11th, 2014 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2327, 6/17/2014)
Franchise: Planet of the Apes
Source:Remake
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction

Weekend Wrap-Up: Monkeys Still in Business

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As expected, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes remained on top of the box office chart with a healthy lead over The Purge: Anarchy. Unfortunately, the other two wide releases, Planes: Fire and Rescue and Sex Tape were anything but healthy and that led to a weakening box office. It fell less than 1% from last weekend to $149 million. This was 24% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 is now 5.6% or $340 million behind last year's pace at $5.79 billion to $6.13 billion. I think with summer wrapping up, it is close to the time to panic. More...

Weekend Predictions: Anarchy on Top?

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There are a trio of wide releases coming out this week looking to dethrone Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The Purge: Anarchy is the most likely film to come out on top, but the original didn't win over many moviegoers. It opened big, but collapsed very quickly after that. Planes didn't perform much better with moviegoers, but there hasn't been an animated family film released wide since How to Train Your Dragon 2, so Planes: Fire and Rescue could benefit from the lack of competition. Sex Tape is the only non-sequel opening wide this week and that could help it do well. Or the fact that it is not based on a previous movie could hurt it. There is one last film that might reach the top ten, Persecuted, which is opening in 700 theaters. It would only need a per theater average of just over $4,000 to reach the top ten, which is doable. This year, we should have four films that earn more than $20 million. Last year there were only three. However, last year, The Conjuring earned more than $40 million, a milestone no film this year will reach, while seven films earned more than $10 million. This year there will be only four films earning more than $10 million. Again, it looks like 2014 is going to get crushed at the box office. More...

International Box Office: Transformers Climbs into First Place

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Transformers: Age of Extinction remained in first place with $100.3 million in 50 markets for totals of $543.5 million internationally and $752.3 million worldwide. This makes is the biggest worldwide hit of the year so far. Granted, half of the film's international total came from China where it has made $279.75 million so far, including $56.36 million this past week, and the studio gets a very small share of the box office revenue from that market. As for new markets, the film debuted in first place in the U.K. with $20.11 million on 533 screens, including previews. This is the biggest opening of the year in that market so far. The film also did well in Mexico with $8.26 million on 3,131 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $15.84 million. More...

Per Theater Chart: Coming of Age

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After a weekend with no films in the $10,000 club, this weekend we had the second best per theater average for the year. Boyhood earned nearly $400,000 in just five theaters for an average of $77,524. This is the second best per theater average for the year; only The Grand Budapest Hotel opened with a better average. The overall box office leader, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, was next with an average of $18,304 in nearly 4,000 theaters. More...

Contest: I'll Give You a Clue (Or Three): Winning Announcement

The winners of our I'll Give You a Clue (Or Three) contest were determined and they are... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Break of Dawn

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As expected, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes earned first place and it finished on the high end of reasonable expectations. Unfortunately, it crushed the competition earning more than four times more than the second place film, Transformers: Age of Extinction. It made almost as much as the rest of the box office combined made, so the overall box office was still soft for this time of year at just $149 million. Granted, this is 13% higher than last weekend, but more troublesome, it was 23% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 is now more than $200 million lower than 2013's pace at $5.57 billion to $5.78 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Apes Look to Climb to the Top

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the only new wide release of the week and since last week's new releases underperformed, it will dominate the box office this weekend. In fact, it will dominate the box office, even if it barely managed to live up to its predecessor. Transformers: Age of Extinction will be well back with less than $20 million, while Tammy might not reach $10 million. By comparison, this weekend last year, there were two films that earned more than $40 million (Despicable Me 2 and Grown Ups 2) and a total of six films earned $10 million or more. 2014 is going to get crushed in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Contest: I'll Give You a Clue (Or Three)

Next weekend there is only one wide release, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which means it is the only choice for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. However, while there is only one wide release, there are three prizes to give away.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of No Clue on DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of No Clue on DVD. Finally, one additional entry will be chosen, regardless of the accuracy of their prediction, and that person will win the final copy of No Clue on DVD. So if you are really bad at predicting box office numbers, this is the contest to enter. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2014 Preview: July

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Overall, June was not good. Most films matched expectations, or came close enough that there weren't major disappointments. However, it looks like How to Train Your Dragon 2 will miss expectations by more than $100 million. This was such a massive amount that 2014 lost its lead over 2013 and not even Transformers: Age of Extinction's $100 million opening was able to turn things around. Looking forward to July, there's not a lot of good news. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes might be the only film coming out during July that will reach the $100 million milestone, but on the high end, it might reach the $200 million mark. There are a few others that have a shot, but are not favored to reach the century mark. On the other hand, there are more films that may or may not open / expand wide and even if they do, they will likely have no real impact at the box office. By comparison, last July, Despicable Me 2 was the top draw and finished with more than $350 million. There were also four other films that surpassed $100 million at the box office. It seems practically impossible for 2014 to match those numbers and will likely finish the month behind last year's pace. Overall, 2014 isn't doing poorly, but the summer has been much weaker than the spring was, so we've gone from potential record breaking year to merely average.

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Cast

Andy Serkis    Caesar
Jason Clarke    Malcolm
Gary Oldman    Dreyfus
Keri Russell    Ellie
Toby Kebbell    Koba
Kodi Smit-McPhee    Alexander
Enrique Muriciano    Kempt
Kirk Acevedo    Carver
Judy Greer    Cornelia
Karin Konoval    Maurice
Terry Notary    Rocket
Kevin Rankin    McVeigh
Keir O'Donnell    Finney
J.D. Evermore    Sniper
Doc Shaw    Ash
Nick Thurston    River

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Matt Reeves
Screenwriter    Mark Bomback
Screenwriter    Rich Jaffa
Screenwriter    Amanda Silver
Producer    Peter Chernin
Producer    Dylan Clark
Producer    Rick Jaffa
Producer    Amanda Silver
Executive Producer    Mark Bomback
Executive Producer    Thomas M. Hammel
Director of Photography    Michael Seresin
Production Designer    James Chinlund
Editor    William Hoy
Editor    Stan Salfas
Composer    Michael Giacchino
Visual Effects Supervisor    Joe Letteri
Character Creator    Rick Jaffa
Character Creator    Amanda Silver
Art Director    Aaron Naaman Marshall
Set Decorator    Amanda Moss Serino
Costume Designer    Melissa Bruning
Sound Mixer    Ed White
Supervising Sound Editor    Douglas Murray
Supervising Sound Editor    Will Files
Re-recording Mixer    Andy Nelson
Re-recording Mixer    Will Files
Visual Effects Supervisor    Dan Lemmon
Visual Effects    Weta Digital
Associate Producer    Jennifer Teaves
Assistant Director    Mathew Dunne
Second Unit Director    Brad Parker
Second Unit Director    Gary Powell
Second Unit Camera    Gary Capo
Casting Director    Debra Zane
Stunt Coordinator    Charles Croughwell
Stunt Coordinator    Marny Eng
Stunt Coordinator    Terry Notary

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/11 1 $27,645,087   3,967 $6,969   $27,645,087 1
2014/07/12 1 $25,501,223 -8% 3,967 $6,428   $53,146,310 2
2014/07/13 1 $19,465,117 -24% 3,967 $4,907   $72,611,427 3
2014/07/14 1 $8,216,757 -58% 3,967 $2,071   $80,828,184 4
2014/07/15 1 $9,621,188 +17% 3,967 $2,425   $90,449,372 5
2014/07/16 1 $6,676,696 -31% 3,967 $1,683   $97,126,068 6
2014/07/17 1 $5,826,776 -13% 3,967 $1,469   $102,952,844 7
2014/07/18 2 $10,420,767 +79% 3,969 $2,626   $113,373,611 8
2014/07/19 1 $14,774,045 +42% 3,969 $3,722   $128,147,656 9
2014/07/20 1 $11,059,498 -25% 3,969 $2,786   $139,207,154 10
2014/07/21 1 $4,206,553 -62% 3,969 $1,060   $143,413,707 11

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/11 1 $72,611,427   3,967 $18,304   $72,611,427 3
2014/07/18 1 $36,254,310 -50% 3,969 $9,134   $139,207,154 10

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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