Box Office: "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" Swings in to Top Spot

Posted Sunday July 13, 2014 1:31 PM GMT

Swinging in to theaters with gusto, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" stole the show at the box office for the weekend of July 11-13, 2014.

The much hyped sci-fi action drama nabbed $27.8 million on Friday and will finish the three day period with over $70 million in receipts.

Coming in at number two after spending the last couple weeks on top was "Transformers: Age of Extinction." The Mark Wahlberg fronted adventure took in $4.9 million on Friday, and will add another $16.7 million to its impressive cumulative totals.

Rounding out the top five in earmarked earning are Melissa McCarthy's comedy "Tammy" ($12.9 million) in third, the Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill cop comedy "22 Jump Street" ($6.8 million) in fourth and Dreamworks' "How to Train Your Dragon 2" ($5.5 million) in fifth.