Box Office Breakdown! Apes Rule Again! Sex Tape Sputters Out! Planes Plops! And More!

This weekend was revenge of the movie sequels at the box office. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was number one for the second week in a row. Though I didn’t predict that, I did correctly predict the reigning champ of the new releases.

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The Purge: Anarchy came in at number two with $28.3 million, which was $6 million less than its predecessor.

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Planes: Fire & Rescue took a nose dive and opened at number three with $18 million, which was $4 million less than its predecessor.

Sex Tape was in a sticky situation, opening at number four with just $15 million.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction plummeted to number five with $10 million and a domestic total of $227 million versus a $210 million budget.

Tammy tumbled to number six with $7.6 million for a domestic total of $71.5 million. Not too shabby for a comedy whose budget was only $20 million.

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22 Jump Street was charged with being a mega hit at number seven with $4.7 million. After six weeks in release, this $50 million comedy has grossed $267 million worldwide.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 flew into number eight with $3.8 million for a domestic total of $160 million, which is far below its predecessor.

Maleficent brewed another $3.3 million at number nine for a worldwide gross of $697 million after eight weeks in release.

Rounding out the top ten was Earth to Echo with $3.2 million and a total gross of $32 million. Houston, we have a flop.

Check out the full box office chart below:
1 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes $36,000,000 $138,953,000
2 The Purge: Anarchy $28,369,000 $28,369,000
3 Planes: Fire & Rescue $18,000,000 $18,000,000
4 Sex Tape $15,000,000 $15,000,000
5 Transformers: Age of Extinction $10,000,000 $227,157,000
6 Tammy $7,605,000 $71,253,000
7 22 Jump Street $4,700,000 $180,509,000
8 How to Train Your Dragon 2 $3,800,000 $160,672,000
9 Maleficent $3,302,000 $228,367,000
10 Earth to Echo $3,260,000 $31,979,000

Next week, I’ll be away at Comic Con, so you’ll have to read the box office stats yourself. But just for hits and wiggles, I’ll predict Lucy to be the box office champ over the Rock’s Hercules.

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Until then, happy movie going.

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