Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opened to an estimated $73.0 million, 33 percent higher than its 2011 predecessor, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which debuted with $54.7 million, and on the higher end of pre-release expectations. With little competition until Guardians Of The Galaxy hits August 1, Dawn is in for a healthy domestic run, and should wind up with at least $200 million stateside.
In second place, Transformers: Age Of Extinction raked in $16.5 million, down a sharp 55 percent. After a strong $100 million debut, the fourth entry in the not-so-beloved franchise has been struggling to hang on in recent weeks. Through 17 days, it has made just over $209 million, lagging nearly $80 million behind its predecessor at the same point in its run.
Tammy fell an estimated 40 percent to $12.9 million this weekend, placing its domestic haul at $57 million, and in the next few days should triple its budget, meaning this is far from a financial misfire, but not exactly a runaway hit.
In fourth place, 22 Jump Street fell just 31 percent from last weekend to $6.7 million, and has now earned $171 million.
How To Train Your Dragon 2 placed fifth this weekend, and has now made a bit over $152 million. The first installment had totaled $178 million by this point in its run.
Boyhood, directed by Richard Linklater, opened to a strong $359,000 in five theaters, with an impressive per-theater average of over $71,000. The critically-praised drama will allegedly expand in the coming weeks.