'Dawn of Planet of the Apes' conquering U.S. box office with $62 million to $70 million opening weekend

July 12, 2014 12:10 PM

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'Dawn of Planet of the Apes' conquering U.S. box office with $62 million to $70 million opening weekend

Moviegoers appear to be going bananas for Fox's "The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes": Friday estimates indicate the opening weekend at the U.S. box office could reach $70 million.

Studio trackers calculated that opening-day business would range from $24 million to $27.8 million, including $4.1 million from late Thursday night showings. Projections for the three days range from $62 million to $70 million -- slightly better than forecasts earlier in the week.

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