Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, the weekend's only newcomer, managed to oust Transformers: Age Of Extinction from the box office top spot and handily beat its predecessor in opening weekend returns. Meanwhile only one film managed to increase in sales. Here is the weekend box office top 10.
#1. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes - $73 million
Clearly, people wanted to see Andy Serkis acting like a primate, so that's good news for Andy and bad news for any real primates who were hoping to star in any upcoming remakes of Dunston Checks In. The first film in the rebooted franchise, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, only made $54 million in its debut, meaning the sequel beat it by almost $19 million.
#2. Transformers: Age Of Extinction - $16.5 million
After two weeks in the top spot, it had to lose its crown eventually. However, in just three weeks its managed to basically break even with its staggering $210 million budget just in domestic returns alone, not to mention the $543.5 million it's earned overseas.