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BOX OFFICE BLOCKBUSTER:Andy Serkis as Caesar in a scene from the film, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." Photo: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK – Following are the top 10 movies at North American box offices for the three days starting July 11, led by “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters.

1. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”………$ 75.0 million

2. “Transformers: Age of Extinction” …….$ 16.5 million

3. “Tammy”…………………………….$ 12.9 million

4. “22 Jump Street”…………………….$ 6.7 million

5. “How to Train Your Dragon 2” …………$ 5.9 million

6. “Earth to Echo”……………………..$ 5.5 million

7. “Deliver Us From Evil”……………….$ 4.7 million

8. “Maleficent”………………………..$ 4.2 million

9. “Begin Again”……………………….$ 2.9 million

10. “Jersey Boys”……………………….$ 2.5 million

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