By Bill Wine
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The number one movie at the box office remained the same at multiplexes over the weekend.READ MORE: Police Investigating Series Of Gunpoint Robberies In Center City, West Philadelphia
The science fiction sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, made it two weeks in a row in first place at the box office, earning an estimated $36-million — pushing it well past the $100-million mark on its second weekend of release.
The weekend’s three new mainstream releases claimed the next three spots.
The horror-thriller sequel, The Purge: Anarchy, placed second with $28-million. The animated sequel, Planes: Fire & Rescue, was third with $18-million. And the Cameron Diaz-Jason Segel comedy, Sex Tape, finished fourth with $15-million.READ MORE: Camden Receives $3.5 Million From EPA To Revitalize Elijah Perry Park
Overall, industry-wide totals continued to lag behind last year’s figures, although this weekend’s take was ever-so-slightly behind that of a year ago.
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