Friday Report: ‘Purge’ Slays, ‘Sex Tape’ Disappoints on Friday

July 21, 2014 - box office

by Ray Subers
The Purge: Anarchy 

 July 19, 2014

The Purge: Anarchy took initial place on Friday, yet it will roughly positively tumble behind Dawn of a Planet of a Apes over a three-day weekend.

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Playing during 2,805 theaters, a fear supplement warranted an estimated $13 million on opening day. That’s down 22 percent from a initial Purge, that debuted to $16.8 million final June. If it follows a initial movie’s pattern, it will breeze adult with only over $26 million for a weekend. Reviews and word-of-mouth have softened time around, though, so it could reason a bit improved by a weekend.

Dawn of a Planet of a Apes
fell 62 percent to $10.4 million. That’s a decent reason for a highly-anticipated sequel: The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Transformers: Age of Extinction all fell over 71 percent during a same point. For a weekend, Apes should breeze adult between $33 and $36 million.

In third place, Planes: Fire Rescue warranted estimated $6.3 million on a initial day in theaters. In comparison, a initial Planes scored $8.2 million final August. Fire Rescue is now on lane to acquire around $17 million this weekend.

Sex Tape
non-stop in fourth place with a unsatisfactory $5.7 million. That’s reduction than half of Bad Teacher‘s $12.2 million debut, and is also a large step down from Horrible Bosses ($9.9 million). For a weekend, a Cameron DiazJason Segel comedy will acquire anywhere from $14 to $16 million.

Transformers: Age of Extinction
dull out a Top Five with $2.7 million. That brings a sum to $219.9 million, that creates it a highest-grossing film ever for star Mark Wahlberg. For a weekend, it’s on lane to acquire around $9 million.

Weekend Projections

1. Dawn/Apes – $35 million
2. The Purge – $28 million
3. Planes – $17 million
4. Sex Tape – $15 million
5. Transformers – $9 million

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