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Friday at the box office went to new film The Purge: Anarchy, which dominated the other two new wide release films, Sex Tape and Planes: Fire & Rescue.
The Purge: Anarchy opened with $13 million on Friday, which is a good start, but down $3 million from the original film, Forbes reports. The Universal film, starring Frank Grillo, is expected to gross $27 million for the weekend, which is decent given that the film only cost $9 million to make.
Still, the horror-thriller is expected to eventually cede the top box office spot for the weekend to last weekend's king, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which opened with $73 million. The 20th Century Fox sequel grossed $10.4 million on Friday and is expected to just edge past Purge 2 for a $31 million haul.
Planes: Fire & Rescue has started off slowly, pulling in only $6.3 million on Friday. The Disney animated sequel is likely to hit $18 million for the weekend, down from the original's $22 million in 2013.
Following behind is Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz's Sex Tape, which earned $5.7 million in its first full day, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The poorly-received Sony comedy is projected to be lucky if it makes it to $15 million for the weekend.
Last weekend's solid limited release film Boyhood expanded into 34 theaters and continues to perform strongly. The Richard Linklater film grossed $270,000 Friday and will earn just under $1 million at $900,000 for the weekend.
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