Friday Box Office: THE PURGE: ANARCHY Edges Out APES Sequel; SEX TAPE Struggles

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If the Friday box office is any indication, it’s going to be another meh weekend at the movies.  After pulling in an impressive $72.6 million in its debut, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes should remain on top for a second frame – although it was surpassed on Friday by newcomer The Purge: Anarchy.  The successor to last summer’s R-rated thriller earned an estimated $13 million and took first place on Friday.  For its first weekend, however, the sequel is expected to earn $28 million, and that means Apes 2 should overtake it in the three-day race.  In its sophomore frame, Apes is expected to bring in about $34 million, which would give it one of the best holds among this summer’s major releases.

Details on Sex Tape, Planes: Fire & Rescue and Friday’s top five are after the jump.

sex-tape-posterWith The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and 22 Jump Street, Sony has been having an excellent summer.  That good feeling should come to an end this weekend however thanks to Sex Tape.  The R-rated comedy starring Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz was expected to earn close to $25 million in its debut: the same range that Diaz’s The Other Woman hit earlier this year.  Instead, poor word of mouth (the film stands at 19% on Rotten Tomatoes and received a very discouraging C+ from CinemaScore) seems to have taken its toll.  From 3,062 locations Sex Tape earned an estimated $5.7 million on Friday, making it very unlikely that the comedy can reach $20 million through Sunday.

Planes: Fire & Rescue earned an estimated $6.3 million from 3,826 locations on Friday.  Disney’s sequel to last summer’s surprisingly profitable Planes should bring in just under $20 million through Sunday, or a bit under its predecessor’s $22 million launch.  Planes ended up earning a total of $90 million, which was impressive for a film that was originally conceived as a direct-to-video spin-off to Cars.  Unfortunately, there’s reason to suspect that Fire & Rescue won’t fly as high.  The sequel did receive an A CinemaScore from audiences, but so did How to Train Your Dragon 2 and that particular sequel has failed to match its predecessor in every respect.

Here’s Friday’s top five films.  We’ll have complete details and the top ten tomorrow.

 Title Friday Total
1.  The Purge: Anarchy $13,000,000 $13
2.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes $10,400,000 $113.3
3.  Planes: Fire & Rescue $6,300,000 $6.3
4.  Sex Tape $5,700,000 $5.7
5.  Transformers: Age of Extinction $2,725,000 $219.8



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  • Manuel Orozco

    Glad Transformers after two weeks is still hanging on

    • Nicole

      Tf4 is on it fourth weekend and it is killing it… globally. Here in the US it will wind up the lowest grossing of the series.

      • Manuel Orozco

        I don’t mind as long as we get our fifth movie

      • Guy Smiley

        Here’s a fifth shit sandwich for you… Tastes just like the other four!

        Enjoy, and don’t forget to show us your shit-eating grin!

      • Manuel Orozco

        Very funny

      • Guy Smiley

        Here’s a fifth shit sandwich for you… Tastes just like the other four!

        Enjoy, and don’t forget to show us your shit-eating grin!

      • Guy Smiley

        Here’s a fifth shit sandwich for you… Tastes just like the other four!

        Enjoy, and don’t forget to show us your shit-eating grin!

      • Spanky

        Is there actually some sort of continuation to the ‘story line’ that you are anticipating?

      • Manuel Orozco

        I’m not giving spoilers you’ll just have to find out yourself

    • Aquartertoseven

      It’s been 4 weeks, and it continues to plummet. T3 made over $350m, T4 may not even reach $250m. A huge number of Americans have finally seen sense and stopped paying to go and see mediocre films. It’s a shame that the rest of the world (particularly China) haven’t.

    • Aquartertoseven

      It’s been 4 weeks, and it continues to plummet. T3 made over $350m, T4 may not even reach $250m. A huge number of Americans have finally seen sense and stopped paying to go and see mediocre films. It’s a shame that the rest of the world (particularly China) haven’t.

      • Guy

        I feel sorry for all the people eating Bays regurgitated crap and saying how much they love it. Idiocracy!

      • james

        I feel sorry for people who get so angry over a film that they continue to pay attention to even though they hate and go out of their way to tell people who like it that they are idiots.

      • Guy

        Feeling sorry for dummies that throw their money at a hack and being angry over a movie are two different things. I’m just trying to save you from your insanity. Why did you watch T4 when you could have watched T1,T2, or T3 over again and for less money? It’s the same crap in a shiny new package. Bay’s wallet thanks you for your wallowing stupidity Sir. Don’t forget to look up what wallowing means. Have a great day.

      • Guy

        I feel sorry for all the people eating Bays regurgitated crap and saying how much they love it. Idiocracy!

      • Manuel Orozco

        Well i don’t care if it’s crap it’s just not great that’s all

      • James Franco

        I agree. It’s pure dumb fun. Anyways I kinda enjoyed it especially in IMAX 3d the actions scenes were well done. It not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Definitely on par with dark of the moon

      • Manuel Orozco

        You have the same opinion as me

      • Guy

        Bay has made the same movie four times. It’s exactly the same cookie cutter formula. Except this time it’s almost three hours long and has Marky Mark. Millions of dollars spent and the best screenplay they come up with could have been written by a twelve year old. I forgot this one is different because it has Dinobots for a whole ten minutes at the end. Whoopie!

      • james

        So angry.

      • Guy

        So dumb.

      • James Franco

        I agree. It’s pure dumb fun. Anyways I kinda enjoyed it especially in IMAX 3d the actions scenes were well done. It not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Definitely on par with dark of the moon

    • Aquartertoseven

      It’s been 4 weeks, and it continues to plummet. T3 made over $350m, T4 may not even reach $250m. A huge number of Americans have finally seen sense and stopped paying to go and see mediocre films. It’s a shame that the rest of the world (particularly China) haven’t.

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    • http://www.scifihistory.net/ E. Lee Zimmerman

      You should get better friends!

    • Your mom

      That’s because she spends her afternoons at the local elementary school tossing preteen boys’ salads for $15 a popo during recess. I don’t know why you’re on here bragging about it. She needs professional help.

  • Doug_101

    Sex Tape SHOULD struggle – it’s awful.

  • Doug_101

    Sex Tape SHOULD struggle – it’s awful.

  • Doug_101

    Sex Tape SHOULD struggle – it’s awful.

  • 80sRobot

    It feels like the movie biz is just waiting for GOTG to premiere.

    • Manuel Orozco

      Maybe

    • Manuel Orozco

      Maybe

    • Manuel Orozco

      Maybe

  • http://www.scifihistory.net/ E. Lee Zimmerman

    Does Sex Tape’s failure prove once again that mankind has no interest in seeing Cameron Diaz and/or Jason Segel naked much less doing it?

    • Steven

      Jason Segel isn’t a good front man and Diaz went from likeable leading lady in Something About Mary to a pretty much unlikeable in everything she does lately.

      Give me Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks anyday.

    • Steven

      Jason Segel isn’t a good front man and Diaz went from likeable leading lady in Something About Mary to a pretty much unlikeable in everything she does lately.

      Give me Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks anyday.

    • MJ

      Diaz is so overated. Sara Jessica Parker, anyone?

      • lord jim

        is that a joke?diaz was great in the counselor.parker cannot act.

      • MJ

        The Counselor?

        Are you fucking serious? We walked out of that movie. LOL

      • Spanky

        Difference is anyone with a pulse would still nail Diaz

        At her age, she’s rocking one hell of a tight body!

  • http://www.scifihistory.net/ E. Lee Zimmerman

    Does Sex Tape’s failure prove once again that mankind has no interest in seeing Cameron Diaz and/or Jason Segel naked much less doing it?

  • http://www.scifihistory.net/ E. Lee Zimmerman

    Does Sex Tape’s failure prove once again that mankind has no interest in seeing Cameron Diaz and/or Jason Segel naked much less doing it?

  • Pernell Whitaker

    Apes was awesome.. I hope it has legs and keep on going and going. Hail caesar!

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