Box Office Roundup: Apes Survive Purge

By Peter Towe

Published on Sunday, July 20, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was able to hold off the three new wide releases, finishing in first with an estimated $36 million.  In the ten days since its release, Planet of the Apes has earned around $139 million.

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The Purge: Anarchy finished it’s opening weekend with an estimated $28.4 million, around six million short of the originals $34 million opening weekend.  The film cost only around $9 million to make, so it has already turned a profit.

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Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue ended up in third, earning about $18 million.  And finally, the last new release of the weekend Sex Tape, finished with a disappointing $15 million.  Despite two big stars, the film didn’t reach its full potential, and has earned lousy reviews by critics and audiences.

Here’s the full top-ten from the weekend box office.

1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes $36 million

2. The Purge: Anarchy $28.4 million

3. Planes: Fire & Rescue $18 million

4. Sex Tape $15 million

5. Transformers: Age of Extinction $10 million

6. Tammy $7.6 million

7. 22 Jump Street $4.7 million

8. How to Train Your Dragon 2 $3.8 million

9. Maleficent $3.3 million

10. Earth to Echo $3.3 million

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