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.
1Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment$10,675,896--1,613--$6,619$10,675,8961Warner Bros.
2Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning$4,029,934-50%1,7590$2,291$12,062,8172Paramount
3The Care Bears Movie$3,725,001--1,003--$3,714$3,725,0011Samuel Goldwyn
4Porky's Revenge (Part III)$3,659,762-41%1,420-3$2,577$9,867,2692Fox
5The Last Dragon$3,122,050-41%1,0391$3,005$8,376,4092TriStar
6Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend$3,002,713-26%1,259343$2,385$7,037,8602Disney
7Beverly Hills Cop (1984)$2,715,010-30%1,037-320$2,618$145,846,16518Paramount