Grosses

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Leads Again on Wednesday with $3.89 MillionJuly 24, 2014 07:15 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes added $3.9 million yesterday for a 42 percent week-to-week decline, giving the sequel $152.4 million domestically in its first 13 days. Apes is running 33 percent ahead of the pace of its 2011 predecessor.

Universal reports that The Purge: Anarchy posted $2.6 million on Wednesday, off 28 percent from the day before. The thriller sequel has tallied $39.3 million in its first 6 days, or 6 percent less than its 2013 predecessor.

Planes: Fire and Rescue dropped just 9 percent to earn $2.1 million on Wednesday. The animated Disney sequel has totaled $23.8 million in its first 6 days, 20.5 percent less than last year's first flick.

Sex Tape accounted for $1.5 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day haul of $19.65 million. The R-rated comedy is lagging behind the pace of 2011's Bad Teacher by 54 percent.

Rounding out the top five, Transformers: Age of Extinction slid 39 percent from last week to $1.2 million yesterday. Michael Bay's fourth franchise entry has amassed $230.8 million domestically up to this point, overtaking X-Men: Days of Future Past ($230.79 million) as this summer's top domestic grosser so far.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 29 - Sun, Jul. 31

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Vacation$8,333,358--1,175--$7,092$8,333,3581Warner Bros.
2Jaws 3-D$7,258,336-46%1,31111$5,536$20,680,8362Universal
3Return of the Jedi$5,659,948-22%1,729175$3,274$144,930,60310Fox
4Krull$5,469,415--1,281--$4,270$5,469,4151Columbia
5Staying Alive$5,276,994-42%1,630-117$3,237$26,557,0813Paramount
6Private School$4,411,861--1,024--$4,308$4,411,8611Universal
7Trading Places$3,043,667-21%1,040-130$2,927$42,356,1218Paramount
8Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1983 re-issue)$2,189,908-51%1,061-301$2,064$12,654,0633Disney