20th Century Fox's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"

20th Century Fox’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

The sentient primates are slated to best the Autobots and claim their throne atop the box-office charts this weekend.

 

The tremendous buzz around (i.e. 92% on RottenTomatoes.com) “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” the follow-up to 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” will likely make this the top-grossing movie at theaters this weekend.

 

Paramount Pictures’ “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” has topped the U.S. box office for the last two weeks, but as 20th Century Fox, is expecting $55 million to $60 million in ticket sales in the United Sates and Canada through Sunday for the latest installment of the ape-centric franchise; the beloved bots will surely face box-office extinction.

 

I am sure that Chernin Entertainment, the film’s production company,  and Fox, the film’s financier, will be pleased with those figures. The overall production totaled to $170 million. This will not only be a strong start for the film, but will provide a sizable return on their investment.

 

The sequel picks up nearly a decade after a lethal virus ravaged the human race leaving chief ape Caesar’s republic of primates pitted against a group of  human survivors whose relations are stressed, to say the least.

 

The domestic box-office isn’t seeing the same success when compared to last Summer. So, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” might be the golden ticket to turn it around.