The numbers agree: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes may have won the battle, but Zach Braff will win the war!
Despite falling off by 50%, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes once again conquered the box office with $36 million. The Purge: Anarchy was the top new release, earning $28.3 million.
But the real winner this weekend was Zach Braff, who had two films premiere on Friday. Wish I Was Here, directed by popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter, placed 22nd at the box office with $495,000. His second film, Video Games: The Movie, didn’t rank in the top 50 and therefore had no publicly reported estimate. Combine these two totals and we see that Braff raked in more than half a MILLION dollars over the 3-day weekend. Had this been a 4 or 6 or even 8 day weekend, Braff might have doubled that take!
We’re confident that Zach will continue to climb the charts, and one of his films should wind up topping the box office by summer’s end. We’ll keep you informed here at the BOX OFFICE REPORT!