Caesar and his ape compatriots came howling into theaters this weekend, making Dawn of the Planet of the Apes the biggest movie at the weekend box office by a wide margin.
Transformers: Age of Extinction became the first movie of this summer to maintain the top spot at the domestic box office for two weeks in a row.
Michael Bay's latest orgy of explosions and CGI held sway over the Independence Day weekend, but a group of smaller new releases each grabbed their own slice of the holiday pie, too.
Transformers: Age of Extinction just had the biggest opening weekend of the year so far.
Two comedy sequels distributed by Sony Pictures held sway this weekend, with Think Like a Man Too opening atop the domestic box office and last week's leader, 22 Jump Street, coming in a close second.
It was a battle of the sequels at the domestic box office this weekend, and 22 Jump Street unexpectedly emerged victorious, commercially outdrawing How to to Train Your Dragon 2.
An unlikely romance made hay at the box office this weekend, reminding us all that a summer blockbuster doesn't necessarily need transforming robots to fly.
The Fault In Our Stars is the weekend's biggest earner, sitting atop the box office heap with an estimated $48.2 million. Edge of Tomorrow, meanwhile, settled for third place to the tune of $29.1 million.
Angelina Jolie enjoyed the biggest opening weekend of her career thanks to Maleficent.
Disney's live action riff on Sleeping Beauty debuted atop the box office heap, while Seth MacFarlane's first foray as a leading man was a commercial shamblefest.
Mutants ruled the box office over Memorial Day weekend.
X-Men: Days of Future Past opened at number one and is expected to zip past $100 million before the three-day holiday weekend is concluded.
The King of Monsters lived up to his reputation this weekend, charging up his atomic blast and becoming the second-biggest box office debut of 2014.
Godzilla surpassed all projections, opening in first place and collecting an estimated $93.2 million from 3,952 locations in North America.
Let's hear it for Rose Byrne, a seriously underrated actress who contributed to making yet another comedy a surprise hit.
Byrne stars alongside Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, and Dave Franco in Neighbors, which posted one of the biggest opening weekends ever for an R-rated comedy that's not a sequel or based on a familiar property.