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'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' grosses $4.1 million Thursday night
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' grosses $4.1 million Thursday night

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” grossed a studio-estimated $4.1 million in ticket sales in the United States on Thursday night, marking a promising start to the hoped-for summer blockbuster. The 3-D sequel to 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” opened at approximately 2,750 theaters with showings that began at 10 p.m. The early numbers bode well for the film that is expected to gross about $65 million through Sunday, according to people who saw audience tracking surveys going into the weekend. The film's distributor, 20th Century Fox, has projected a weekend gross of $55 million to $60 million. The Chernin Entertainment-produced film, which cost $170 million to make, takes place a...

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