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July 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In its second week at the box office, 20th Century Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, performed far more robustly than analysts had predicted. The movie took in $36.3 million. In second place was Universal’s horror flick The Purge: Anarchy which brought in $29.8 million. Aside from those two films, the public found little that if would be willing to shell out hard-earned cash to see. Overall, the box office was down a whopping 38 percent from a year ago when The Conjuring opened with $41.9 million. Besides the Apes movie, one other film performed strongly at the weekend box office — Richard Linklater’s 12-years-in-the-making Boyhood, which earned a remarkable $1.8 million in just 34 theaters in its second week — or a huge $34,418 per theater. On the other hand, Sony’s raunchy Sex Tape flopped, opening with $14.6 million or just $4,771 per theater.