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. 20 - Sun, Jul. 22

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ghostbusters$8,492,556-13%1,468-2$5,785$130,134,4157Columbia
2Best Defense$7,872,297--1,425--$5,524$7,872,2971Paramount
3Gremlins$5,517,823-11%1,5370$3,590$67,213,0437Warner Bros.
4The Karate Kid (1984)$4,248,830-11%1,06736$3,982$23,839,0775Columbia
5The Last Starfighter$3,659,470-39%1,286-1$2,846$9,671,1652Universal
6The Muppets Take Manhattan$3,647,069-17%1,2610$2,892$8,063,0912TriStar
7Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom$3,060,056-25%1,022-265$2,994$105,567,9009Paramount
8Bachelor Party$2,963,397-27%1,078-111$2,749$16,830,4984Fox
9Cannonball Run II$1,323,875-52%1,012-507$1,308$17,820,6284Warner Bros.