Grosses

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Still Atop on Thursday with $3.3 MillionJuly 25, 2014 07:10 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Fox reports that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took in $3.3 million on Thursday, off 43 percent from the same day last week. The sequel has amassed an impressive $155.7 million domestically in its first two weeks, pacing 32.5 percent ahead of its 2011 predecessor.

Universal's The Purge: Anarchy posted $2.1 million yesterday to give it a one-week sum of $41.4 million. That's about 5 percent behind where the original film stood at the same point in release, although still an overall healthy total for the follow-up.

Disney reports that Planes: Fire and Rescue grossed $2.0 million on Thursday. The animated sequel has tallied $25.8 million in its first seven days, or about 19 percent less than its 2013 predecessor at the same point.

Sony's Sex Tape bagged $1.26 million yesterday, giving it $20.9 million through 7 days of release. Unfortunately, the R-rated comedy is trailing fellow Cameron Diaz-Jason Segel flick Bad Teacher by 54 percent.

Rounding out the top five, Transformers: Age of Extinction posted $0.95 million on Thursday to give it a 46 percent week-to-week drop and a new domestic cume of $231.75 million. The sequel surpassed X-Men: Days of Future Past on Wednesday to become this summer's top grossing film so far. It currently leads Captain America: The Winter Soldier by 1 percent at the same point in release, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon by 30 percent.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Aug. 20 - Sun, Aug. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial$7,684,418-9%1,771-7$4,339$215,711,70711Universal
2Friday the 13th Part III$5,384,442-43%1,0790$4,990$14,790,9642Paramount
3The Beastmaster$2,955,641--1,013--$2,918$2,955,6411MGM
4The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas$2,931,803-34%1,042-359$2,814$34,556,9925Universal
5Star Wars (1982 re-issue)$2,308,429-39%1,069-1$2,159$6,075,2322Fox