#BOXOFFICE: “DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES” #1 A SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK
For the second week in-a-row, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes finds itself atop the Box Office again with $36 million from 3,969 theatres for 20th Century Fox. The second film in the Apes Franchise to date has grossed $138 million in its two week run.
The Purge: Anarchy opens in second spot with $28.4 million from 2,805 theatres for Universal Pictures, almost matching its 2013 Predecessor, which debuted with $34 million. Critics gave the Horror mixed reviews, tallying-in at 53% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes, while Audiences gave it a neither here nor there B CinemaScore.
Planes: Fire & Rescue debuts in third with $18 million for Disney from 3,826 theatres. Taking place in the same World as the Studio’s massively-successful Cars Franchise, Critics didn’t take to the family-friendly offering with a 45% score on the Tomatometer. Audiences on the other hand loved it, giving it an A CinemaScore.
The heavily-promoted Sex Tape debuts in fourth spot with $15 million for Sony Pictures from 3,062 theatres. The Comedy starring Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz pulls in a paltry 20% on the Tomatometer from Critics and Audiences didn’t think much of it either with a C+ CinemaScore.
Transformers: Age of Extinction slips to fifth spot with $10 million for Paramount Pictures, just surpassing $228 million in North America, becoming Mark Wahlberg‘s highest grossing Film of all time.
Maleficent rounds-out the Top Ten with $3 million in its eighth week out, edging-in on $230 million domestically.