Monkey Magic Time

frank-grillo-seeks-revenge-in-the-purge-anarchyWell, I guess that’s what happens when studios release three movies aimed at different segments of the audience — last week’s blockbuster rolls right over everything in its path.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes held onto first place at the box office this weekend, grossing $36 million and handily beating back all comers. The Purge: Anarchy opened in second place with $28.4 million; Planes: Fire & Rescue took third with $18 million and Sex Tape landed in fourth with $15 million. And Trans4merz fleeced another $10 million from various illiterates to claim fifth place.

Is there a lesson here? Maybe “Studios, make better sequels” or “Studios, give Matt Reeves whatever he asks for.” Those are pretty good lessons, I guess, unless Reeves wants to do Trans5merz.

Actually, what the hell. Give him a chance. No matter what happens, there’s no way he makes the worst one in that series.

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