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'Apes' sequel rocks with $73M opening

Andy Serkis stars as Caesar in a scene from "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," which debuted with a $73 million opening weekend. (Twentieth Century Fox)
Andy Serkis stars as Caesar in a scene from "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," which debuted with a $73 million opening weekend. (Twentieth Century Fox)
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The monkey business is a good business to be in at the box office. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” roared to $73 million on its opening weekend, one of the summer’s best debuts, according to studio estimates Sunday. The 20th Century Fox sequel easily surpassed the $54.8 million opening to 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” the reboot of the fabled chimp franchise. In a summer heavy on hype but thin ...


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