The movie has strong reviews and good word-of-mouth, which should help prevent a steep Saturday drop off. The World Cup final could keep some people away on Sunday, though. Regardless, Dawn is likely to wind up over $70 million for the weekend. Transformers: Age of Extinction added $4.8 million yesterday, which is a 55 percent drop from the previous Friday. To date, the fourth installment in the Transformers franchise has earned $197.4 million, and will pass $200 million sometime today.
In third place, Tammy fell 37 percent to an estimated $4 million. The Melissa McCarthy comedy has now earned a solid $48.5 million.
After nearly a month in theaters, 22 Jump Street is still impressing: the comedy sequel added $2.05 million (down just 19 percent) for a new total of $167.3 million. Earth to Echo rounded out the Top Five with $1.76 million. Through 10 days, the sci-fi adventure has earned $20.9 million. Begin Again expanded to 939 theaters and took ninth place with $824,000. For the weekend, it will likely fall short of $3 million.
Weekend Projections 1. Dawn/Apes - $71 million 2. Tranformers - $15.5 million 3. Tammy - $12.5 million