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, Dec. 21 - Sun, Dec. 23

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beverly Hills Cop (1984)$11,300,000-2%2,006474$5,633$53,093,8283Paramount
2City Heat$4,653,1188%1,627234$2,860$15,268,0653Warner Bros.
32010: The Year We Make Contact$4,198,8901%1,19468$3,517$15,730,7653MGM
4Pinocchio (1940) (1984 re-issue)$3,769,251--1,217--$3,097$3,769,2511Disney
5Starman$3,477,19621%1,27110$2,736$6,349,2182Columbia
6Johnny Dangerously$2,947,746--1,086--$2,714$2,947,7461Fox