If this article was all about filling some sort of word-count mandate we could simply type Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes every single time. That’s not going to happen so from now on we’ll be using the hip slang of ROTPOTA and DOTPOTA.
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Here’s your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $ 73.0 million ($ 73.0 million total)
2. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $ 16.5 million ($ 209.0 million total)
3. Tammy – $ 12.9 million ($ 57.3 million total)
4. 22 Jump Street – $ 6.7 million ($ 171.4 million total)
5. How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Important News
In a slow news week, Fast & Furious 7 has moved up one week to April 3, 2015, while Enchanted 2 and G.I. Joe 3 both hired new writers. Tom Hardy joined Leonardo DiCaprio in the Western The Revenant.
Here’s your first look at Clark Kent and Superman in Batman v Superman.
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This past weekend the Alamo Drafthouse and Badass Digest held a special screening of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes with a Q&A after featuring Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis and director Matt Reeves. Seeing this incredible film and then hearing the Q&A, one thing became crystal clear: Matt Reeves saved this movie from being like every other… Continue reading Why 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Is the Best Sequel Since 'The Dark Knight'