'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Still Atop on Thursday with $3.3 MillionJuly 25, 2014 07:10 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Fox reports that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took in $3.3 million on Thursday, off 43 percent from the same day last week. The sequel has amassed an impressive $155.7 million domestically in its first two weeks, pacing 32.5 percent ahead of its 2011 predecessor.

Universal's The Purge: Anarchy posted $2.1 million yesterday to give it a one-week sum of $41.4 million. That's about 5 percent behind where the original film stood at the same point in release, although still an overall healthy total for the follow-up.

Disney reports that Planes: Fire and Rescue grossed $2.0 million on Thursday. The animated sequel has tallied $25.8 million in its first seven days, or about 19 percent less than its 2013 predecessor at the same point.

Sony's Sex Tape bagged $1.26 million yesterday, giving it $20.9 million through 7 days of release. Unfortunately, the R-rated comedy is trailing fellow Cameron Diaz-Jason Segel flick Bad Teacher by 54 percent.

Rounding out the top five, Transformers: Age of Extinction posted $0.95 million on Thursday to give it a 46 percent week-to-week drop and a new domestic cume of $231.75 million. The sequel surpassed X-Men: Days of Future Past on Wednesday to become this summer's top grossing film so far. It currently leads Captain America: The Winter Soldier by 1 percent at the same point in release, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon by 30 percent.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Apr. 4 - Sun, Apr. 6

Wide (1000+)

1Police Academy 3: Back in Training$5,089,751-11%1,770-18$2,876$19,890,3233Warner Bros.
2The Money Pit$5,052,355-5%1,1934$4,235$10,396,9102Universal
3Gung Ho$2,902,069-17%1,150-25$2,524$18,518,2494Paramount
4April Fool's Day$2,460,907-27%1,2020$2,047$5,834,6862Paramount
5The Color Purple$2,158,7338%1,014-32$2,129$58,630,06016Warner Bros.
6Pretty in Pink$1,945,979-4%1,078-7$1,805$22,271,4336Paramount
7Sleeping Beauty (1986 re-issue)$1,869,3451%1,042-117$1,794$6,261,9605Disney
8The Care Bears Movie 2$1,157,714-4%1,233-243$939$4,858,8705Columbia