Planet of the Apes takes $36m in US in second weekend


The latest instalment of the Planet of the Apes saga has topped the box office in the US and Canada for a second week running.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took 36 million dollars in ticket sales in its second weekend.

The film has made almost 140 million dollars in North America since its release.

It held off competition from horror sequel, The Purge: Anarchy.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, a sequel to 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes - tells the story of the early stages of the survival clash between humans and apes.


The Planet Of The Apes remains the top banana at the U.S. box office after picking up $36 million in its second week on release.

The film swung into first place last weekend and it has managed to stave off a charge from thriller The Purge: Anarchy to stay on top.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has racked up $139 million at the U.S. box office.

The Purge: Anarchy kicked off the weekend as America's top film but lost ground to the apes, and had to settle for second place with a $28.4 million opening weekend take.