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July 20, 2014

Box Office: ‘Apes’ Survive ‘The Purge’

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.

The-Purge-Anarchy-2The 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.

Planes2FireRescue_artwork_01Disney’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



About the Author

Peter Towe
Peter Towe
A graduate of UMASS Boston, I have successfully put off getting a "real" job, and continue to watch, produce, review, and obsess over movies. I lived in Boston while I completed my degree, and now live in Chicago trying the improv thing.




 
 

 

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