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. 5 - Sun, Jul. 7

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Back to the Future$11,152,506--1,420--$7,854$14,745,0191Universal
2Pale Rider$7,032,807-23%1,7100$4,113$16,151,9182Warner Bros.
3Rambo: First Blood Part II$6,428,108-8%1,820-136$3,532$112,281,2667TriStar
4Cocoon$6,333,285-14%1,16311$5,446$21,617,1563Fox
5The Emerald Forest$4,345,150--1,110--$3,915$4,345,1501Embassy
6St. Elmo's Fire$4,060,207-34%1,2073$3,364$10,188,3642Columbia
7The Goonies$3,900,191-16%1,673-32$2,331$32,258,2415Warner Bros.
8Fletch$2,376,150-22%1,022-77$2,325$27,939,2616Universal
9Red Sonja$2,263,553--1,091--$2,075$2,263,5531MGM