You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Box Office: ‘Planet of the Apes’ Outnumbers Newcomers for $35 Million

UPDATE: 20th Century Fox’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is still king of the jungle, according to early box office estimates.

With a projected $35 million weekend, Fox’s holdover leads newcomers “The Purge: Anarchy,” “Sex Tape” and “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” all of which should play above high teens to $20 million in a busy summer frame for Hollywood.

Universal’s “Purge” sequel, produced by Jason Blum, eyes $28 million over three days while Columbia Pictures’ “Sex Tape” may not record over $17 million.

As of Friday afternoon, “The Purge” sequel is down 15% from the original’s opening weekend last year ($34 million), but with a low cost of $9 million, the horror title’s profitability should be scary good.

The budget for Sony’s “Sex Tape,” starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel, is over $40 million.

Disney’s “Planes,” meanwhile, is expected to land in fourth place with $16 million. The first “Planes” similarly debuted to $22 million in 2013 before going on to earn $219 million worldwide.

Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here,” opening in limited release, is on track for a so-so $8,000 per screen from 68 locations. Focus Features acquired the Kickstarter-funded project for $2.75 million at the Sundance Film Festival.

More Film

  • Rashida Jones John Lasseter

    Rashida Jones Denies That She Left 'Toy Story 4' Over Unwanted Advance From John Lasseter

    UPDATE: 20th Century Fox’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is still king of the jungle, according to early box office estimates. With a projected $35 million weekend, Fox’s holdover leads newcomers “The Purge: Anarchy,” “Sex Tape” and “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” all of which should play above high teens to $20 million in […]

  • Dominique McElligott

    Film News Roundup: Dominique McElligott, Beau Bridges Join Boyd Holbrook's 'Two/One'

    UPDATE: 20th Century Fox’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is still king of the jungle, according to early box office estimates. With a projected $35 million weekend, Fox’s holdover leads newcomers “The Purge: Anarchy,” “Sex Tape” and “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” all of which should play above high teens to $20 million in […]

  • Coco Pixar

    John Lasseter Allegations Cast Shadow Over Disney-Pixar's 'Coco' Debut

    UPDATE: 20th Century Fox’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is still king of the jungle, according to early box office estimates. With a projected $35 million weekend, Fox’s holdover leads newcomers “The Purge: Anarchy,” “Sex Tape” and “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” all of which should play above high teens to $20 million in […]

  • John Lasseter

    Pixar's John Lasseter Was the Subject of a 'Whisper Network' for More Than Two Decades

    UPDATE: 20th Century Fox’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is still king of the jungle, according to early box office estimates. With a projected $35 million weekend, Fox’s holdover leads newcomers “The Purge: Anarchy,” “Sex Tape” and “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” all of which should play above high teens to $20 million in […]

  • Andy Serkis Flarsky

    Andy Serkis Joins Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron in 'Flarsky'

    UPDATE: 20th Century Fox’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is still king of the jungle, according to early box office estimates. With a projected $35 million weekend, Fox’s holdover leads newcomers “The Purge: Anarchy,” “Sex Tape” and “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” all of which should play above high teens to $20 million in […]

  • John Lasseter Pixar

    John Lasseter Takes Leave of Absence From Disney/Pixar, Apologizes for Unwanted Hugs

    UPDATE: 20th Century Fox’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is still king of the jungle, according to early box office estimates. With a projected $35 million weekend, Fox’s holdover leads newcomers “The Purge: Anarchy,” “Sex Tape” and “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” all of which should play above high teens to $20 million in […]

  • at&t time warner merger

    AT&T-Time Warner Merger: Does the DOJ Have a Case?

    UPDATE: 20th Century Fox’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is still king of the jungle, according to early box office estimates. With a projected $35 million weekend, Fox’s holdover leads newcomers “The Purge: Anarchy,” “Sex Tape” and “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” all of which should play above high teens to $20 million in […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content