Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is still running wild at the box office for a second week with $36 million. Made on a reported budget of $170 million, the sequel to 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” has grossed $138.9 million so far. The film helmed by Matt Reeves retains the top spot while fighting off stiff completion from three new releases this week.

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Poster courtesy of hollywoodreporter.com

Poster courtesy of hollywoodreporter.com

The Purge: Anarchy“, the sequel to 2013’s sleeper hit “The Purge” takes the second spot this week with an estimated $28.4 million on its debut weekend. The sequel follows an unlikely group of five citizens who, over the course of the night, are hunted across the city in a kill-or-be-killed series of survival scenarios during the annual Purge. The horror flick may not have taken the top spot this week, but it’s enjoying huge returns based on a production budget of only $9 million. The sequel did however fall short when compared to the first movie’s $34.1 million opening.

"The Purge: Anarchy" poster

“The Purge: Anarchy” poster

“Planes: Fire & Rescue” ($18 million) and “Sex Tape“($15 million) occupy the third and fourth spots respectively in their first run at the box office this week. The top 5 is rounded with “Transformers: Age of Extinction” adding $10 million in its fourth week at the domestic box office. The Mark Wahlberg starrer is a huge hit in the foreign market, grossing over $659,1, and adding  $227,2  in the domestic market. The flick is set to beat James Cameron’s 2009 mega blockbuster “Avatar” as the top-grossing movie ever in Chinese. The film is currently standing at an overall worldwide take of $886,3 million.

Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo

  1. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” – $36 million
  2. “The Purge: Anarchy” – $28.4 million
  3. “Planes: Fire & Rescue” – $18 million
  4. “Sex Tape” – $15 million
  5. “Transformers: Age of Extinction” – $10 million
  6. “Tammy” – $7.6 million
  7. “22 Jump Street” – $4.7 million
  8. “How to Train Your Dragon 2” – $3.8 million
  9. “Maleficent” – $3.3 million
  10. “Earth to Echo” – $3.3 million