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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $208,545,589Details
International Box Office $495,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $703,545,589
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $22,788,538 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $18,200,832 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $40,989,370
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

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 Earthís dominant species.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
90% - Certified Fresh
Audience
88% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$170,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 11th, 2014 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
International Releases: July 9th, 2014 (Wide) (Australia)
July 9th, 2014 (Wide) (Indonesia)
July 9th, 2014 (Wide) (Philippines)
July 10th, 2014 (Wide) (Israel)
July 10th, 2014 (Wide) (Lebanon)
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Video Release: December 2nd, 2014 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2327, 6/17/2014)
Running Time: 130 minutes
Franchise: Planet of the Apes
Comparisons: vs. Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace
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Keywords: Animal Lead, Animals Gone Bad, Post Apocalypse, War
Source:Remake
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Chernin Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, Ingenious Media
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 795 $6,408 Nov 28, 2014 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 841 $9,974 Nov 21, 2014 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 812 $24,031 Nov 14, 2014 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 873 $32,810 Nov 7, 2014 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 936 $45,178 Oct 31, 2014 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,000 $61,562 Oct 24, 2014 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 939 $99,777 Oct 17, 2014 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 814 $164,829 Oct 10, 2014 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 863 $182,782 Oct 3, 2014 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 850 $236,803 Sep 26, 2014 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 911 $268,694 Sep 19, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 846 $392,039 Sep 12, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 925 $518,551 Sep 5, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 902 $861,266 Aug 29, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,082 $1,076,581 Aug 22, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,005 $1,984,776 Aug 15, 2014 38
Fastest Movies to Earn $200 Million at the Domestic Box Office 113 $200,447,166 Aug 15, 2014 36
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 636 $4,334,532 Aug 8, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 340 $8,690,314 Aug 1, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 184 $16,767,260 Jul 25, 2014 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 86 $152,376,446 Jul 18, 2014 13
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 90 $36,254,310 Jul 18, 2014 10
Biggest Thursday at the Domestic Box Office 223 $5,826,776 Jul 17, 2014 7
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 82 $102,952,844 Jul 11, 2014 7
Biggest Wednesday at the Domestic Box Office 170 $6,676,696 Jul 16, 2014 6
Biggest Tuesday at the Domestic Box Office 67 $9,621,188 Jul 15, 2014 5
Biggest Monday at the Domestic Box Office 134 $8,216,757 Jul 14, 2014 4
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 105 $19,465,117 Jul 13, 2014 3
Biggest July Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 14 $72,611,427 Jul 11, 2014 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 77 $72,611,427 Jul 11, 2014 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 86 $72,611,427 Jul 11, 2014 3
Widest Opening Weekend 71 3,967 Jul 11, 2014 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 108 $25,501,223 Jul 12, 2014 2
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 75 $53,146,310 Jul 11, 2014 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 79 $27,645,087 Jul 11, 2014 1
Biggest July Day at the Domestic Box Office 35 $27,645,087 Jul 11, 2014 1
Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office 227 $27,645,087 Jul 11, 2014 1
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,333 2.63 Jul 11, 2014 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,520 38.1% Jul 11, 2014 1

Cast

   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   
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
Dialogue Supervisor    Mildred Iatrou
Animation Supervisor    Daniel Barrett
Visual Effects Supervisor    Erik Winquist

2014 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 17th, 2015

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The Oscar nominations were announced early in the morning, when all sensible people were asleep. There were some surprises, as well as some results that would have been surprises had it not been for the previous Awards Season nominations. Seventeen films earned two or more nods, led by Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, both of which picked up nine nominations, while The Imitation Game was right behind with eight. More...

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January 11th, 2015

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The BAFTA nominations were announced yesterday and unlike most other Awards Season voters, the BAFTA voters gave us some real surprises. For instance, Birdman didn't lead the way. In fact, it was a comedy, The Grand Budapest Hotel, that earned the most nominations at 11. Granted, Birdman and The Theory of Everything were tied for second place with ten each, but it is still strange to see a comedy leading the way. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 2nd, 2014

December 2nd, 2014

It is a good week / bad week on the home market. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the biggest and possibly the best release of the week and the 3D Combo Pack is a Pick of the Week contender. However, there are several other contenders, including two where I'm still waiting for the screener: Legend of Korra: Book Three - Change on DVD or Blu-ray and Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Seven on Blu-ray. However, in the end I went with Mr. Smith Goes to Washington on Blu-ray. More...

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November 26th, 2014

This Thursday is Thanksgiving, which means this is Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and a ton of shopping. It also means the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide. Over the next month, we will talk about TV on DVD releases, independent releases, foreign language releases, classics, etc. but this week we start with Major Movie Releases. These are first run releases, franchise box sets, etc. In some ways, this is better than last year, as there were a wider number of big releases that would make great gifts. However, in other ways it is much weaker. I can't think of a single big franchise box set that came out this year. There are some smaller ones, like the Halloween Box Set, but while the franchise has lasted ten installments and 30 years, how many can you really say are worth repeated viewing? Fortunately, there were plenty of great films to come out this year, starting with what is currently the biggest hit of the year. More...

International Box Office: Lost in a Maze

October 1st, 2014

The Maze Runner poster

The Maze Runner easily won the race for top spot on the international chart with $28.8 million in 62 markets for a three-week total of $92.4 million. This is already enough to cover its production budget, so the studio should be very, very happy. The film remained in first place in South Korea with $4.37 million on 655 screens over the weekend for a total of $11.94 million after two weeks of release. It also topped the charts in Russia with $3.13 million on 1,486 screens for a two-week total of $10.49 million. The film has yet to open in Italy, the U.K., Germany, France, Japan, and others. It should surpass $200 million internationally and $300 million worldwide before it is done. That is excellent for a film that cost $34 million to make. More...

International Box Office: Maze Runs Down Competition

September 24th, 2014

The Maze Runner poster

Just as it did on the domestic chart, The Maze Runner earned first place on the international chart. It did so with $38.0 million in 51 markets for an early total of $50.7 million. Its biggest market was Russia, where it placed first with $5.59 million on 1,748 screens, while South Korea was close behind with $4.88 million on 648 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.41 million. It also earned first place in Australia with $3.19 million on 305 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.31 million. The final major market debut of the weekend was Brazil, where it earned first place with $1.96 million on 316 screens. It slipped to second place in Mexico with $1.73 million on 996 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $5.92 million. More...

International Box Office: Another Week, Another Milestone for Lucy

September 17th, 2014

Lucy poster

Since this time last week, Lucy topped $200 million internationally. Considering a significant number of people thought it wouldn't reach $200 million worldwide, this is a great result. Over the weekend, it remained in first place with $24.9 million in 59 markets for totals of $230.6 million internationally and $354.1 million worldwide. The film opened in first place in Russia with $9.77 million on 1,013 screens, which was more than $9 million more than the second place film. More...

International Box Office: Lucy Makes a Return Trip to the Top

September 10th, 2014

Lucy poster

Lucy reclaimed top spot on the international chart with $26 million in 54 markets for totals of $193 million internationally and $314 million worldwide. I don't think a lot of people thought this movie would reach $300 million worldwide, so this is a great run. The film opened in second place in South Korea with $7 million, but includes weekday numbers. The film remained in first place in the U.K. with $1.96 million on 506 screens over the weekend for a total of $17.26 million after three weeks of release. Lucy opens in Russia and China this weekend and could remain in first place. More...

International Box Office: Dawn of a New Day for Apes

September 4th, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes rose from eighth to first place thanks to its debut in China. Overall, the film made $51.2 million in 29 markets for totals of $408.0 million internationally and $613.3 million worldwide. It dominated the box office in China with $45.13 million and if it has any legs in this market, it will reach $500 million internationally and $750 million worldwide is within reach after its run in Japan. More...

International Box Office: Lucy is Sky High

August 28th, 2014

Lucy poster

Lucy rocketed to first place with 34.0 million in 42 markets for totals of $104.4 million internationally and $218.1 million worldwide. Its biggest opening of the weekend came from Taiwan, where the movie opened with $6.2 million on 88 screens. The film also opened in first place in the U.K. with $5.10 million on 486 screens and in Spain with $3.32 million on 387. More impressively, it remained in first place in France with $4.43 million in 615 screens over the weekend for a total of $29.93 million after three weeks of release.

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International Box Office: Dragons Invade China

August 20th, 2014

How to Train Your Dragon 2 poster

How to Train Your Dragon 2 debuted in first place in China with $26.32 million. This helped the film earn first place on the international chart with $37.7 million in 28 markets for totals of $366.0 million internationally and $537.2 million worldwide. The film is already ahead of its predecessor internationally and worldwide, so the studio should be happy, even if it didn't earn as much domestically. More...

International Box Office: Guarding Top Spot

August 13th, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

Guardians of the Galaxy remained in first place with $47.1 million in 50 markets over the weekend for a total of $138.8 million internationally and $315.3 million worldwide after just two weeks of release. It is already ahead of the lifetime total of The Incredible Hulk and should pass another Avengers film or two by this time next week. The film finished in first place in Australia with $6.08 million on 586 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $8.24 million. The film was pushed into second place in Russia with $6.01 million on 2,097 screens over the weekend for a total of $24.32 million after two weeks of release. It had a very similar result in the U.K. with the film landing in second place with $5.59 million on 561 screens over the weekend for a total of $23.24 million. More...

International Box Office: Guardians of the Global Box Office

August 6th, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

Guardians of the Galaxy opened in first place internationally with $67.4 million in 42 markets. This includes a number of major markets, led by Russia with $12.90 million on 2,097 screens and the U.K. with $10.70 million on 554 screens. It also earned first place in Brazil with $5.27 million on 472 screens. It wasn't as strong in South Korea with $3.83 million on 575 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $4.78 million. There was a massive local release in that market, so that partially explains that result. The film also opened in second place in Australia with $2.15 million on 244 screens, but this was just the film's previews. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Guardians Help Summer Recover

August 5th, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

Finally! Finally we have a week where there's nothing but good news to talk about. Guardians of the Galaxy crushed high expectations breaking the August records for biggest day and biggest weekend. While Guardians dominated at the box office chart, Get On Up did okay in the counter-programming role. This helped the overall box office soar, rising 20% when compared to last weekend to $186 million. More importantly, this was 35% better that this weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 is still behind 2013 $6.26 billion to $6.62 billion, but the gap was closed a little bit at $360 million or 5.4%. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Guardians Be the Biggest in the Galaxy?

July 31st, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

Guardians of the Galaxy will likely become the biggest hit of this August. It might become the biggest hit of any August. The buzz is powerful, as are the reviews, and this could add up to a record-breaking opening. It isn't the only film opening wide, as Get On Up is also coming out this weekend. That film is a biopic of James Brown and it is earning stellar reviews, but will be limited to the counter-programming role. This weekend last year, the box office was led by 2 Guns, which made $27.06 million during the weekend. Guardians of the Galaxy should make more than that during its opening day. It looks like 2014 should finally end the slump it is in. More...

International Box Office: Apes Overtake Dinobots

July 30th, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes rose to first place on the international chart with $54.8 million on 12,247 screens in 61 markets for a total of $186.7 million after three weeks of release. Worldwide, the film's running tally rose to $359.2 million, which is still about $120 million away from topping the previous installment, but at this pace, it is practically inevitable that it will get there. This week, the film earned first place in Brazil with $6.86 million on 453 screens for a total opening of $9.10 million, or a two-week total of $9.10 million, depending on what sources you look at. Likewise, it either opened in first place in Mexico, or rose to first place in Mexico earning $6.90 million on 2,392 screens over the weekend for a total of $12.99 million. The film remained in first place in the U.K. with $6.37 million on 574 screens for a two-week total of $28.90 million. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases Sparkle

July 29th, 2014

Lucy poster

There were two truly wide new releases that came out this weekend, and both of them did very well. In fact, Hercules placed second and earned as much as some people predicted Lucy would earn while placing first. Lucy topped the high end of expectations and unless its legs are really short, will easily become a surprise $100 million hit. This helped the overall box office rise 3.7% from last weekend up to $155 million, which is a pleasant surprise. Unfortunately, the weekend total was still down 10% from this weekend last year, meaning the 2014 slump continues. It has gotten so bad that 2014 is now behind 2013 by 6.1% at $6.01 billion to $6.40 billion. Next weekend should finally end the slump, but it might be too late to save 2014 overall. More...

Weekend Predictions: Are New Releases Worth Their Weight in Diamonds?

July 25th, 2014

Lucy poster

There are a trio of wide releases coming out this week, sort of. The first of these, if we go alphabetically is And So It Goes, but it is only opening in 1,762 theaters, which is not quite enough to be wide and likely not enough to reach the top five. Hercules and Lucy are both opening truly wide and both are earning reviews that are currently in the overall positive level. (Although it is close enough that it might change.) Lucy will very likely come out on top, while Hercules should earn second place. There's one more film of note, The Fluffy Movie, which is opening in 400 theaters and has a slim chance at making the top ten. This weekend last year saw the release of The Wolverine, which opened with $53.11 million. There's a chance the top two films won't make that much this year. In other words, 2014 is going to lose in the year-over-year comparison yet again. More...

International Box Office: Transformers Continue On Top

July 24th, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

Transformers: Age of Extinction continues its lock on top spot earning $84.6 million in 58 markets for totals of $662.6 million internationally and $889.6 million worldwide. It is about a week away from becoming the first film released in 2014 to hit the $1 billion mark and it will top Dark of the Moon's international numbers in the process. This weekend, the film opened in first place in Germany with $11.16 million on 645 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $12.84 million. It also pulled in first place in France with $8.91 million on 890 screens. It earned first place in Italy with $3.87 million on 850 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.24 million. Its "biggest" opening of the weekend was in Brazil where it made $16.13 million, but that was with previews. Over the weekend it made $5.71 million on 504 screens. That's a lot of previews. The film's biggest market to date is China, where it has pulled in $306.28 million, including $26.08 million over the past week. However, it has been knocked out of top spot by a local hit. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Monkeys Still in Business

July 22nd, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

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 Estimates: New Releases No Match for Apes

July 20th, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

Only one new release really fired at the box office this weekend, and even that film, The Purge: Anarchy couldnít topple Dawn of the Planet of the Apes from top spot on the chart. Apes will be down 50% from last weekend, to $36 million, and its cume is hovering around $140 million so far. It seems destined to be another film that ends up around $200 million this Summer. Anarchy will open with about $28.4 million, according to Universal, for a theater average of almost exactly $10,000. Thatís stellar business for a film costing $9 million to make, although it is off a bit from the $34 million open enjoyed by last yearís surprise hit. A third installment seems inevitable (and a direct-to-video Part 4 is a good bet).

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Weekend Predictions: Anarchy on Top?

July 17th, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

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

July 16th, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

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...

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July 15th, 2014

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Per Theater Chart: Coming of Age

July 15th, 2014

Boyhood poster

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...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Break of Dawn

July 14th, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

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 Estimates: Apes Dawns with $73 Million

July 13th, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

In the midst of a disappointing Summer for Hollywood, the arrival of an unabashed success is welcome news indeed, and thatís what we have this weekend, with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes delivering an excellent $73 million opening weekend, well ahead of early industry expectations. The success of the film is most likely down to two factors: first, its reviews have been excellent, and, second, its storyline is sufficiently interesting to draw in people who arenít excited by the thought of yet another super hero/monster movie. After the success of Maleficent and the failure of Edge of Tomorrow, films that strive to be a bit different are now scoring 2 out of 3 this Summer; films that are the product of formulas and marketing departments havenít produced a single out-and-out hit. If the studios could get the message in the that, we really would see the dawn of something. More...

Weekend Predictions: Apes Look to Climb to the Top

July 10th, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

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)

July 4th, 2014

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

July 1st, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

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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The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs.

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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
2014/07/25 3 $16,767,260 -54% 3,668 $4,571   $172,455,889 17
2014/08/01 5 $8,690,314 -48% 3,283 $2,647   $189,319,987 24
2014/08/08 9 $4,334,532 -50% 2,306 $1,880   $197,768,156 31
2014/08/15 12 $1,984,776 -54% 1,262 $1,573   $201,897,136 38
2014/08/22 14 $1,076,581 -46% 733 $1,469   $203,937,551 45
2014/08/29 20 $861,266 -20% 468 $1,840   $205,281,257 52
2014/09/05 21 $518,551 -40% 419 $1,238   $206,225,085 59
2014/09/12 24 $392,039 -24% 361 $1,086   $206,827,518 66
2014/09/19 26 $268,694 -31% 274 $981   $207,265,287 73
2014/09/26 22 $236,803 -12% 232 $1,021   $207,604,340 80
2014/10/03 25 $182,782 -23% 200 $914   $207,872,668 87
2014/10/10 30 $164,829 -10% 181 $911   $208,108,174 94
2014/10/17 37 $99,777 -39% 149 $670   $208,268,003 101
2014/10/24 47 $61,562 -38% 110 $560   $208,365,305 108
2014/10/31 50 $45,178 -27% 89 $508   $208,429,999 115
2014/11/07 50 $32,810 -27% 63 $521   $208,477,397 122
2014/11/14 53 $24,031 -27% 54 $445   $208,514,872 129
2014/11/21 57 $9,974 -58% 27 $369   $208,532,326 136
2014/11/28 57 $6,408 -36% 15 $427   $208,543,795 143

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
2014/07/22 1 $5,076,572 +21% 3,969 $1,279   $148,490,279 12
2014/07/23 1 $3,886,167 -23% 3,969 $979   $152,376,446 13
2014/07/24 1 $3,312,183 -15% 3,969 $835   $155,688,629 14
2014/07/25 3 $4,763,739 +44% 3,668 $1,299   $160,452,368 15
2014/07/26 3 $6,690,304 +40% 3,668 $1,824   $167,142,672 16
2014/07/27 3 $5,313,217 -21% 3,668 $1,449   $172,455,889 17
2014/07/28 3 $2,211,648 -58% 3,668 $603   $174,667,537 18
2014/07/29 3 $2,506,840 +13% 3,668 $683   $177,174,377 19
2014/07/30 3 $1,846,187 -26% 3,668 $503   $179,020,564 20
2014/07/31 3 $1,609,109 -13% 3,668 $439   $180,629,673 21
2014/08/01 5 $2,440,431 +52% 3,283 $743   $183,070,104 22
2014/08/02 5 $3,539,004 +45% 3,283 $1,078   $186,609,108 23
2014/08/03 5 $2,710,879 -23% 3,283 $826   $189,319,987 24
2014/08/04 5 $1,143,549 -58% 3,283 $348   $190,463,536 25
2014/08/05 5 $1,285,970 +12% 3,283 $392   $191,749,506 26
2014/08/06 5 $944,221 -27% 3,283 $288   $192,693,727 27
2014/08/07 5 $739,897 -22% 3,283 $225   $193,433,624 28
2014/08/08 9 $1,246,076 +68% 2,306 $540   $194,679,700 29
2014/08/09 9 $1,787,641 +43% 2,306 $775   $196,467,341 30
2014/08/10 9 $1,300,815 -27% 2,306 $564   $197,768,156 31
2014/08/11 8 $550,886 -58% 2,306 $239   $198,319,042 32
2014/08/12 8 $732,003 +33% 2,306 $317   $199,051,045 33
2014/08/13 9 $493,593 -33% 2,306 $214   $199,544,638 34
2014/08/14 10 $367,722 -26% 1,851 $199   $199,912,360 35
2014/08/15 11 $534,806 +45% 1,262 $424   $200,447,166 36
2014/08/16 12 $834,313 +56% 1,262 $661   $201,281,479 37
2014/08/17 10 $615,657 -26% 1,262 $488   $201,897,136 38
2014/08/18 10 $242,760 -61% 1,262 $192   $202,139,896 39
2014/08/19 10 $302,905 +25% 1,262 $240   $202,442,801 40
2014/08/20 11 $225,750 -25% 1,262 $179   $202,668,551 41
2014/08/21 11 $192,419 -15% 1,262 $152   $202,860,970 42
2014/08/22 12 $306,557 +59% 733 $418   $203,167,527 43
2014/08/23 12 $485,286 +58% 733 $662   $203,652,813 44
2014/08/24 12 $284,738 -41% 733 $388   $203,937,551 45
2014/08/25 12 $114,971 -60% 733 $157   $204,052,522 46
2014/08/26 12 $156,819 +36% 733 $214   $204,209,341 47
2014/08/27 13 $107,614 -31% 733 $147   $204,316,955 48
2014/08/28 14 $103,036 -4% 733 $141   $204,419,991 49
2014/08/29 - $193,397 +88% 468 $413   $204,613,388 50
2014/08/30 - $318,078 +64% 468 $680   $204,931,466 51
2014/08/31 - $349,791 +10% 468 $747   $205,281,257 52
2014/09/01 - $250,081 -29% 468 $534   $205,531,338 53
2014/09/02 - $75,151 -70% 468 $161   $205,606,489 54
2014/09/03 - $53,910 -28% 468 $115   $205,660,399 55
2014/09/04 - $46,135 -14% 468 $99   $205,706,534 56
2014/09/05 - $134,566 +192% 419 $321   $205,841,100 57
2014/09/06 - $250,431 +86% 419 $598   $206,091,531 58
2014/09/07 - $133,554 -47% 419 $319   $206,225,085 59
2014/09/08 - $45,181 -66% 419 $108   $206,270,266 60
2014/09/09 - $65,712 +45% 419 $157   $206,335,978 61
2014/09/10 - $48,694 -26% 419 $116   $206,384,672 62
2014/09/11 - $50,807 +4% 419 $121   $206,435,479 63
2014/09/12 - $106,482 +110% 361 $295   $206,541,961 64
2014/09/13 - $181,121 +70% 361 $502   $206,723,082 65
2014/09/14 - $104,436 -42% 361 $289   $206,827,518 66
2014/09/15 - $35,657 -66% 361 $99   $206,863,175 67
2014/09/16 - $50,224 +41% 361 $139   $206,913,399 68
2014/09/17 - $44,181 -12% 361 $122   $206,957,580 69
2014/09/18 - $39,013 -12% 361 $108   $206,996,593 70
2014/09/19 - $74,508 +91% 274 $272   $207,071,101 71
2014/09/20 - $121,870 +64% 274 $445   $207,192,971 72
2014/09/21 - $72,316 -41% 274 $264   $207,265,287 73
2014/09/22 - $23,205 -68% 274 $85   $207,288,492 74
2014/09/23 - $31,146 +34% 274 $114   $207,319,638 75
2014/09/24 - $23,921 -23% 274 $87   $207,343,559 76
2014/09/25 - $23,978 n/c 274 $88   $207,367,537 77
2014/09/26 - $61,633 +157% 232 $266   $207,429,170 78
2014/09/27 - $109,614 +78% 232 $472   $207,538,784 79
2014/09/28 - $65,556 -40% 232 $283   $207,604,340 80
2014/09/29 - $21,255 -68% 232 $92   $207,625,595 81
2014/09/30 - $23,812 +12% 232 $103   $207,649,407 82
2014/10/01 - $21,701 -9% 232 $94   $207,671,108 83
2014/10/02 - $18,778 -13% 232 $81   $207,689,886 84
2014/10/03 - $46,140 +146% 200 $231   $207,736,026 85
2014/10/04 - $82,948 +80% 200 $415   $207,818,974 86
2014/10/05 - $53,694 -35% 200 $268   $207,872,668 87
2014/10/06 - $16,508 -69% 200 $83   $207,889,176 88
2014/10/07 - $19,349 +17% 200 $97   $207,908,525 89
2014/10/08 - $17,013 -12% 200 $85   $207,925,538 90
2014/10/09 - $17,807 +5% 200 $89   $207,943,345 91
2014/10/10 - $42,634 +139% 181 $236   $207,985,979 92
2014/10/11 - $74,403 +75% 181 $411   $208,060,382 93
2014/10/12 - $47,792 -36% 181 $264   $208,108,174 94
2014/10/13 - $20,421 -57% 181 $113   $208,128,595 95
2014/10/14 - $14,583 -29% 181 $81   $208,143,178 96
2014/10/15 - $12,108 -17% 181 $67   $208,155,286 97
2014/10/16 - $12,940 +7% 181 $71   $208,168,226 98
2014/10/17 - $25,750 +99% 149 $173   $208,193,976 99
2014/10/18 - $45,316 +76% 149 $304   $208,239,292 100
2014/10/19 - $28,711 -37% 149 $193   $208,268,003 101
2014/10/20 - $8,220 -71% 149 $55   $208,276,223 102
2014/10/21 - $9,722 +18% 149 $65   $208,285,945 103
2014/10/22 - $8,501 -13% 149 $57   $208,294,446 104
2014/10/23 - $9,297 +9% 149 $62   $208,303,743 105
2014/10/24 - $15,807 +70% 110 $144   $208,319,550 106
2014/10/25 - $28,097 +78% 110 $255   $208,347,647 107
2014/10/26 - $17,658 -37% 110 $161   $208,365,305 108
2014/10/27 - $4,541 -74% 110 $41   $208,369,846 109
2014/10/28 - $5,391 +19% 110 $49   $208,375,237 110
2014/10/29 - $4,619 -14% 110 $42   $208,379,856 111
2014/10/30 - $4,965 +7% 110 $45   $208,384,821 112
2014/10/31 - $7,586 +53% 89 $85   $208,392,407 113
2014/11/01 - $23,408 +209% 89 $263   $208,415,815 114
2014/11/02 - $14,184 -39% 89 $159   $208,429,999 115
2014/11/03 - $3,413 -76% 89 $38   $208,433,412 116
2014/11/04 - $3,785 +11% 89 $43   $208,437,197 117
2014/11/05 - $3,586 -5% 89 $40   $208,440,783 118
2014/11/06 - $3,804 +6% 89 $43   $208,444,587 119
2014/11/07 - $7,862 +107% 63 $125   $208,452,449 120
2014/11/08 - $15,233 +94% 63 $242   $208,467,682 121
2014/11/09 - $9,715 -36% 63 $154   $208,477,397 122
2014/11/10 - $3,461 -64% 63 $55   $208,480,858 123
2014/11/11 - $5,597 +62% 63 $89   $208,486,455 124
2014/11/12 - $2,002 -64% 63 $32   $208,488,457 125
2014/11/13 - $2,384 +19% 63 $38   $208,490,841 126

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/11 1 $102,952,844   3,967 $25,952   $102,952,844 7
2014/07/18 1 $52,735,785 -49% 3,969 $13,287   $155,688,629 14
2014/07/25 3 $24,941,044 -53% 3,668 $6,800   $180,629,673 21
2014/08/01 5 $12,803,951 -49% 3,283 $3,900   $193,433,624 28
2014/08/08 10 $6,478,736 -49% 1,851 $3,500   $199,912,360 35
2014/08/15 12 $2,948,610 -54% 1,262 $2,336   $202,860,970 42
2014/08/22 15 $1,559,021 -47% 733 $2,127   $204,419,991 49
2014/08/29 19 $1,286,543 -17% 468 $2,749   $205,706,534 56
2014/09/05 20 $728,945 -43% 419 $1,740   $206,435,479 63
2014/09/12 25 $561,114 -23% 361 $1,554   $206,996,593 70
2014/09/19 25 $370,944 -34% 274 $1,354   $207,367,537 77
2014/09/26 23 $319,263 -14% 232 $1,376   $207,686,800 84
2014/10/03 26 $256,545 -20% 200 $1,283   $207,943,345 91
2014/10/10 30 $224,881 -12% 181 $1,242   $208,168,226 98
2014/10/17 39 $135,517 -40% 149 $910   $208,303,743 105
2014/10/24 48 $81,078 -40% 110 $737   $208,384,821 112
2014/10/31 52 $59,766 -26% 89 $672   $208,444,587 119
2014/11/07 49 $46,254 -23% 63 $734   $208,490,841 126
2014/11/14 55 $31,511 -32% 54 $584   $208,522,352 133
2014/11/21 58 $15,035 -52% 27 $557   $208,537,387 140
2014/11/28 66 $8,202 -45% 15 $547   $208,545,589 147

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 7/17/2014 $1,413,632 198 198 396 $3,593,776 12/17/2015
Australia 7/9/2014 $5,760,038 579 579 1661 $14,554,522 12/17/2015
Bolivia 7/24/2014 $199,122 32 32 32 $199,122 12/17/2015
Brazil 7/24/2014 $1,337,216 294 453 747 $9,102,229 12/17/2015
Bulgaria 7/11/2014 $47,300 46 46 119 $179,976 12/17/2015
Chile 7/17/2014 $1,094,038 171 171 297 $2,670,061 12/17/2015
Colombia 7/24/2014 $1,469,948 283 283 283 $2,387,215 12/17/2015
Croatia 7/17/2014 $110,070 24 39 63 $195,532 12/17/2015
Czech Republic 7/17/2014 $153,171 117 117 172 $341,726 12/17/2015
Denmark 7/17/2014 $428,427 117 120 237 $982,985 12/17/2015
Ecuador 7/25/2014 $109,001 18 82 100 $663,398 12/17/2015
Egypt 7/16/2014 $26,101 6 6 12 $68,479 12/17/2015
Estonia 7/18/2014 $51,997 7 7 13 $91,543 12/17/2015
Finland 7/18/2014 $190,202 110 110 213 $408,875 12/17/2015
Greece 7/17/2014 $179,689 65 65 104 $352,188 12/17/2015
Hong Kong 7/17/2014 $2,048,165 125 125 242 $3,773,723 12/17/2015
Hungary 7/17/2014 $118,038 45 46 91 $264,921 12/17/2015
Iceland 7/16/2014 $0 0 8 8 $123,186 12/17/2015
India 7/11/2014 $1,908,285 848 848 1224 $3,478,157 12/17/2015
Indonesia 7/9/2014 $1,085,320 300 300 660 $3,103,421 12/17/2015
Israel 7/10/2014 $295,827 42 43 121 $1,003,830 12/17/2015
Kenya 7/11/2014 $19,441 14 14 42 $55,399 12/17/2015
Latvia 7/18/2014 $23,087 8 8 15 $51,450 12/17/2015
Lebanon 7/10/2014 $71,394 25 25 66 $262,580 12/17/2015
Lithuania 7/18/2014 $24,341 11 11 22 $59,814 12/17/2015
Malaysia 7/10/2014 $1,906,059 180 180 478 $4,181,471 12/17/2015
Mexico 7/24/2014 $2,612,209 1268 2392 3660 $12,985,224 12/17/2015
Netherlands 7/17/2014 $979,094 108 108 216 $2,415,238 12/17/2015
New Zealand 7/10/2014 $1,065,315 148 148 417 $2,705,606 1/8/2016
Nigeria 7/11/2014 $28,675 13 13 39 $67,950 12/17/2015
Norway 7/18/2014 $396,570 119 119 224 $895,154 12/17/2015
Peru 7/24/2014 $1,871,484 252 252 252 $1,871,484 12/17/2015
Philippines 7/9/2014 $1,297,558 229 229 432 $2,572,808 12/17/2015
Poland 7/11/2014 $215,389 113 136 369 $702,414 12/17/2015
Portugal 7/17/2014 $436,292 103 103 205 $958,552 12/17/2015
Romania 7/11/2014 $197,611 45 45 127 $596,970 12/17/2015
Russia (CIS) 7/17/2014 $9,841,068 2265 2265 4190 $17,205,464 12/17/2015
Serbia and Montenegro 7/17/2014 $21,251 22 22 44 $65,753 12/17/2015
Singapore 7/10/2014 $1,343,869 79 79 201 $3,093,879 12/17/2015
Slovakia 7/17/2014 $80,691 50 50 72 $159,771 12/17/2015
Slovenia 7/17/2014 $7,871 9 9 18 $27,326 12/17/2015
South Africa 7/11/2014 $225,579 90 108 284 $651,707 12/17/2015
South Korea 7/10/2014 $10,459,420 919 954 2324 $29,188,416 12/17/2015
Spain 7/18/2014 $4,649,301 947 947 1850 $9,696,383 12/17/2015
Sweden 7/18/2014 $981,934 147 147 244 $2,049,746 12/17/2015
Taiwan 7/16/2014 $2,004,267 79 79 157 $5,609,286 12/17/2015
Thailand 7/10/2014 $1,186,249 186 186 420 $2,381,410 12/17/2015
Turkey 7/11/2014 $634,587 240 240 720 $2,022,162 12/17/2015
Ukraine 7/17/2014 $394,078 181 183 364 $676,435 12/17/2015
United Kingdom 7/17/2014 $14,876,804 561 574 1135 $28,904,358 12/17/2015
Uruguay 7/24/2014 $47,790 8 14 22 $133,695 12/17/2015
Vietnam 7/11/2014 $388,687 90 90 184 $1,172,757 12/17/2015
 
Rest of World $314,040,473
 
International Total$495,000,000 1/8/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/7/20141675,595 675,595$10,127,169$10,127,1691
12/14/20144198,933-71% 874,528$2,954,155$13,081,3242
12/21/20146171,531-14% 1,046,059$2,029,212$15,110,5363
12/28/20146196,181+14% 1,242,240$2,379,676$17,490,2114
1/4/2015686,598-56% 1,328,838$1,721,568$19,211,7805
1/11/20151038,020-56% 1,366,858$726,182$19,937,9626
1/18/20151425,728-32% 1,392,586$492,691$20,430,6537
1/25/20151716,865-34% 1,409,451$264,780$20,695,4338
2/8/20151721,083 1,440,386$262,483$21,134,85910

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/7/20141427,690 427,690$7,783,958$7,783,9581
12/14/20142156,754-63% 584,444$3,088,062$10,872,0202
12/21/20144193,247+23% 777,692$2,272,587$13,144,6073
12/28/20145136,966-29% 914,657$2,621,535$15,766,1424
1/4/2015536,944-73% 951,601$913,633$16,679,7755
1/11/20151111,960-68% 963,562$269,099$16,948,8746
1/18/2015119,598-20% 973,159$172,573$17,121,4477
1/25/2015128,575-11% 981,735$154,263$17,275,7108
2/8/20151117,719 1,001,867$193,488$17,495,55810

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