Top 10 movies and the weekend box office (07/13/14)Loading
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    1. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," $73 million. ($31.1 million international.)

    "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" will easily dwarf previous installments. It added $31.1 million overseas from 26 markets, for a global opening gross of $104.1 million.

    The big opening for "Dawn" helped give the summer box office a shot in the arm, but it wasn't enough to stop an overall downward trend. The weekend's box office was down nearly 24 percent from the corresponding weekend last year, according to Rentrak.

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    2. "Transformers: Age of Extinction," $16.5 million ($102 million international).

    After two weeks on top, the Michael Bay action sequel "Transformers: Age of Extinction" slid to second with $16.5 million. Its three-week domestic total is now $209 million for Paramount.

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    3. "Tammy," $12.9 million.

    The Melissa McCarthy comedy "Tammy" came in third with $12.9 million. Though bad reviews have dampened the response to McCarthy's latest, the relatively low-budget release has made $57.4 million for Warner Bros. in two weeks.

    Saeed Adyani
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    4. "22 Jump Street," $6.7 million ($6.3 million international).

    Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are back for yet another capricious crime caper. Their chemistry crackles around strains in their bromance and the fallout from bungling any case they get. You might think the laughs are over when the credits start to roll. They aren't. Hang around for a final bit of fun.

    Glen Wilson
    5. "How to Train Your Dragon 2," $5.9 million ($34.4 million international).

    The spot-on cast led by Jay Baruchel now includes Oscar winner Cate Blanchett. There's a new villain played by Djimon Hounsou, a major family reunion and Hiccup continuing his fight for dragon rights. Those battles on the back of the beasties are when the animation, and the film, soars.

    DreamWorks Animation
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    6. "Earth to Echo," $5.5 million.

    After a construction project begins in their neighborhood, three boys start to receive strange coded messages on their cell phones, and their investigation brings them into contact with an extraterrestrial who needs their help.

    Patrick Wymore
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    7. "Deliver Us From Evil," $4.7 million ($1.4 million international).

    A New York police officer joins forces with an unconventional priest to investigate a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. With Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez and Olivia Munn. Written by Scott Derrickson and Paul Harris Boardman. Directed by Derrickson.

    Andrew Schwartz, SMPSP
    8. "Maleficent," $4.2 million ($13.4 million international).

    Unlike "Sleeping Beauty," "Maleficent" explains all: motivation, regrets - from the queen's point of view. This multifaceted Maleficent has wit and empathy as well as rage.

    Frank Connor
    9. "Begin Again," $2.9 million ($750,000 international).

    A teaming of Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and "Once" filmmaker John Carney in a tale of music's transformative power certainly has appeal, but you may end up wanting to enjoy it more than its qualities will allow.

    Andrew Schwartz
    10. "Jersey Boys," $2.5 million ($1.8 million international).

    Director Clint Eastwood brings the successful Broadway musical to the screen in a pleasantly old-fashioned production that gives equal weight to personal drama and the classic rock anthems of the Four Seasons.

    Keith Bernstein
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