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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$4.2M Cumulative:$143.4M Fox -61.96%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$33.1M Universal Pictures -54.45%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$1.9M Cumulative:$19.4M Disney -59.06%