Box office report: 'Apes' overtakes 'Purge: Anarchy'

July 21, 2014 1:22 PM

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Box office report: 'Apes' overtakes 'Purge: Anarchy'

( -- After a Friday night showdown that heavily tipped the scales in favor of the survival-horror thriller "The Purge: Anarchy," "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" came back strong this weekend to take the No. 1 spot at the box office.

The "Apes" sequel, starring motion-capture master Andy Serkis as the hyper-evolved higher primate named Caesar, collected $36 million for the weekend, according to Sunday estimates. Meanwhile, "The Purge: Anarchy," a follow-up to last year's nightmare-inducer about a 12-hour period when no crime is ...

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