~Matt Reed

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES easily took the #1 spot this week bringing in an estimated $73 mil.  That also tops the first film in this rebooted franchise, which earned $54.8 mil in 2011.  The big difference between the two is the production budget. Unlike the original five films that saw budgets drop with every iteration, DAWN nearly doubled the budget of RISE.  The original cost a relatively slim $93 mil while DAWN cost $170 mil.  That said, it’s a safe bet that it will be considered a hit when all is said and done.

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION fell a spot to #2 earning $16.5 mil in its third week of release.  This week it also topped X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST to become the #1 film of 2014.  To date it’s earned $752.5 mil worldwide.

TAMMY slipped a notch losing 40% of its audience week-to-week and pulling in an estimated $12.9 mil.  Despite the fact that it won’t end up north of $100 mil as McCarthy’s previous two films did, it is a hit relative to its tiny $20 mil budget.

EARTH TO ECHO held rather well.  It lost only 34% of its audience and has so far earned $24.5 mil domestic.  While not a hit, its cheap production costs ($13 mil) means that it won’t end up a bomb just a disappointment.  The same can’t be said for DELIVER US FROM EVIL.  It followed the trend of many horror films by losing a big chunk of its audience in the second week and was only able to muster $4.7 mil.  EVIL cost an expensive for the genre $30 mil to make and has thus far only earned $25 mil domestic.

Up Next:  Two sequels to films released just last year, PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE and THE PURGE: ANARCHY along with the adult comedy SEX TAPE starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel.

Here, as always, are the weekend domestic estimates courtesy of our friends at boxofficemojo.com:

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