NEW YORK (AP) — “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” swung to the top of the box office with a $72.6 million debut, one of the summer’s best openings.
The “Planet of the Apes” sequel, directed by Matt Reeves, unseated another sequel, “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” from the top spot after the Michael Bay action film led the box office for two straight weeks.
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak, are:
1. “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes,” 20th Century Fox, $72,611,427, 3,967 locations, $18,304 average, $72,611,427, 1 week.
2. “Transformers: Age Of Extinction,” Paramount, $16,302,415, 3,913 locations, $4,166 average, $208,833,713, 3 weeks.
20. “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania,” Reliance Big Entertainment PVT. Ltd., $380,011, 101 locations, $3,762 average, $380,011, 1 week.
Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.
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