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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beverly Hills Cop (1984)$4,614,1654%1,470-4$3,139$139,268,24616Paramount
2Witness$4,419,527-2%1,1690$3,781$29,919,0316Paramount
3The Breakfast Club$3,318,4001%1,03731$3,200$19,610,7685Universal
4The Sure Thing$2,690,644-7%1,063-23$2,531$8,709,6433Embassy
5Into the Night$1,947,702-24%1,091-5$1,785$4,522,1404Universal
6Missing in Action II: The Beginning$1,373,030-41%1,030-258$1,333$7,565,3453Cannon