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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$155.7M Fox -14.77%
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The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$41.4M Universal Pictures -17.98%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.0M Cumulative:$25.8M Disney -5.49%