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'Planet of the Apes' thumps chest with $73 million debut

By Jake Coyle

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, July 13 2014 10:00 a.m. MDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to Rentrak:

1. "Transformers: Age of Extinction," $102 million.

2. "How to Train Your Dragon 2," $34.4 million.

3. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," $31.1 million.

4. "Maleficent," $13.4 million.

5. "Old Boys: The Way of the Dragon," $12.4 million.

6. "The Breakup Guru," $11 million.

7. "The Fault in Our Stars," $7.8 million.

8. "22 Jump Street," $6.3 million.

9. "The Divine Move," $6 million.

10. "Les Vacances du petit Nicolas," $4.5 million.

Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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