'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' crushes the box office

Fox's critically acclaimed sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes roared its way to a stellar $73 million debut at the domestic box office, well ahead of the $54.8 million debut of Rise of the Planet of the Apes in August 2011 and furthering the studio's winning streak this summer. The movie's successful opening, however, wasn't able to stop revenue from continuing to tumble over last year. North American box office revenue was down nearly 24 percent from the same weekend in 2013. Fox is enjoying a bountiful summer nonetheless, and will become the first Hollywood major to

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- Pamela McClintock


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