Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has topped the box office in the US and Canada for a second week running.
The latest installment of the Planet of the Apes took $36 million in ticket sales in its second weekend.
The movie has made almost $140 million in North America since its release, according the data company, Exhibitor Relations.
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.
Andy Serkis has won critical acclaim for his motion-capture performance as the ape, Caesar.
The movie also topped weekend sales worldwide, with an estimated $97 million ticket sales globally, according to the entertainment statistics company, Rentrak.
The Purge: Anarchy, the follow up to a 2013 summer hit, earned a solid $28 million in the second spot. The movie cost just $9 million to produce.
In third place was Disney animation Planes: Fire & Rescue, the sequel to 2013’s Planes, with takings of $18 million.
Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel romping in the nude in the comedy S** Tape was not enough to attract enough cinema goers to push the film into the top three. It charted at number four with takings of just $15 million.
Transformers: Age of Extinction ranked second in world sales, but was pushed into fifth place.
The action movie, starring Mark Wahlberg and a cast of shapeshifting robots, took $10 million, bringing its US total to $227 million.
North American box office Top 5:
- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $36 million
- The Purge: Anarchy – $28 million
- Planes: Fire & Rescue – $18 million
- S** Tape – $15 million
- Transformers: Age of Extinction – $10 million [youtube 3sHMCRaS3ao 650]