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Box-office update: 'Purge' beats 'Apes' with a $13 million Friday

The Apes don’t have chest-beating rights in the Friday box office, having surrendered their Darwinistic dominance to the apex predators of The Purge: Anarchy after only one week at the top.

The acclaimed sequel (of a reboot to a remake) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes collected $10.4 million last night in a rather precipitous 62 percent plunge from its $27.6 million debut last Friday, ceding the No. 1 slot to the survival-horror sequel The Purge: Anarchy, which transformed mayhem and savagery in the streets into a $13 million debut.

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Critical Mass: Is this a 'Sex Tape' you'd pay to see?

Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz are back together again. After starring in Bad Teacher, the 2011 comedy hit that topped $100 million, they reunite to play a married couple who’ve lost their spark. Kids, work, and age have taken their toll on what was once a spontaneous and prolific sex life, and Annie and Jay try to get it back by making their own homemade sex tape. But when their video gets uploaded to the Cloud by accident and sent to their friends, neighbors, and even their mailman, they have to race around town to prevent the naughty movie from becoming a scandal.

Directed by Bad Teacher‘s Jake Kasdan and co-starring Rob Lowe, Rob Corddry, and Ellie Kemper, “Sex Tape becomes a caper not unlike Horrible Bosses or We’re the Millers or [insert another Jason Sudeikis movie of your choice here],” writes Leah Greenblatt, in her review. “It’s clumsy and wacky and intermittently amusing.”

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Box office preview: 'Sex Tape' and 'The Purge,' 'Planes' sequels to threaten 'Apes'

Last weekend may have signaled a new Dawn for the Planet of the Apes franchise, as its latest film exceeded studio and analyst expectations with a $72.6 million debut. But Caesar and the gang face some formidable cross-genre competition this weekend, when Sex Tape, The Purge: Anarchy, and Planes: Fire & Rescue all hit theaters in wide release. With a steep drop-off expected for Apes and a lack of decent horror, family, and raunchy comedy fare on the market, all are tracking pretty similarly, making this summer weekend a rare box office wild card.

Here’s how things might play out:

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'Sex Tape': Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel share their love in NSFW trailer -- VIDEO

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As everyone knows, personal sex tapes are only meant for you, your loved one, and people with an active PayPal account. They aren’t for your boss or your neighbor, or heaven forbid, your mother. But that’s what happens to Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz in Sex Tape, the raunchy new comedy from director Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher).

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Casting Net: Rob Lowe signs on for 'Sex Tape' comedy; Plus, 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' and 'Gone Girl' updates

• Rob Lowe continues to poke fun at himself and his scandalous past. The 80′s heart throb has joined the cast of Sex Tape, starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel as a married couple who attempt to film themselves and then lose the tape. Lowe will not be participating in the tape — he’ll play the part of a high-powered CEO who comes across the tape in the Jake Kasdan-directed comedy. [Deadline]

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Casting Net: Chris Evans takes the reins on a new project; Plus, Jack Black leads a porn company, more

• Chris Evans may be best known for playing the straitlaced Captain America, but that doesn’t mean he’s content to just rest on his superhero laurels. The Avengers star will make his feature directorial debut with the romance 1:30 Train, which he’ll also star in and produce alongside McG. The story, penned by Ronald Bass (Stepmom), is disarmingly similar to the idea behind Before Sunrise, and follows two strangers who meet in New York and spend the night together. Evans plans to shoot the movie before he begins work on The Avengers: Age of Ultron. [Deadline]
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Casting Net: Cameron Diaz might re-team with Jason Segel for 'Sex Tape'; Plus, Jason Sudekis, more

• Cameron Diaz is in early talks to reunite with her Bad Teacher team, including co-star Jason Segel and director Jake Kasdan (New Girl, Orange County) for the Sony Pictures comedy Sex Tape. The story is about a married couple who makes a sex tape that goes missing by the morning. The Back-Up Plan scribe Kate Angelo wrote the script. [The Wrap]

• Will Smith is making moves. First news broke that he was in final talks to star in Focus from the directors of Crazy Stupid Love, then After Earth got an earlier release date, and now he may be ready to line up a few more projects. Deadline reports that Smith is hoping that Edward Zwick (Blood Diamond) might direct him in American Can, the true story of a Gulf War veteran who ends up helping a group of seniors stranded in New Orleans in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He’s also considering the thriller The Accountant about a government bureaucrat who doubles as an assassin. [Deadline]

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