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$4,052,568-25%1,6130$2,512$28,743,8194Warner Bros.
2Moving Violations$3,469,488--1,322--$2,624$3,469,4881Fox
3Ladyhawke$3,120,903-10%1,055-1$2,958$6,571,4392Warner Bros.
4Mask$2,779,527-25%1,002-22$2,774$22,034,5687Universal
5Desperately Seeking Susan$2,691,9520%1,108348$2,430$8,543,9334Orion
6Cat's Eye$2,099,003-39%1,49232$1,407$5,550,1942MGM
7The Care Bears Movie$1,421,689-40%1,0030$1,417$10,791,1664Samuel Goldwyn