NEW YORK (AP) — “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” maintained its box office rule with $36.3 million over the weekend, according to final studio figures Monday.
The science fiction sequel topped a trio of new wide releases: “The Purge: Anarchy,” ”Planes: Fire & Rescue” and the poor performing “Sex Tape.”
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak, are:
1. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” 20th Century Fox, $36,254,310, 3,969 locations, $9,134 average, $139,207,154, 2 weeks.
20. “The Fault In Our Stars,” 20th Century Fox, $816,412, 557 locations, $1,466 average, $121,599,490, 7 weeks.
Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.
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