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. 4 - Sun, Jul. 6

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid Part II$6,284,953-29%1,298-29$4,842$27,807,9143Columbia
2Ruthless People$5,285,8430%1,1143$4,745$10,560,1492Disney
3Back to School$5,076,101-26%1,746-5$2,907$28,609,1254Orion
4Top Gun$4,636,548-8%1,386-99$3,345$54,511,8468Paramount
5Legal Eagles$4,357,740-28%1,231-17$3,540$18,423,9483Universal
6Running Scared$4,190,295-20%1,365-11$3,070$9,418,0522MGM
7Ferris Bueller's Day Off$3,359,881-22%1,3300$2,526$19,669,3744Paramount
8Psycho III$3,238,400--1,408--$2,300$3,238,4001Universal
9The Great Mouse Detective$3,220,225--1,138--$2,830$3,220,2251Disney
10Big Trouble in Little China$2,723,211--1,053--$2,586$2,723,2111Fox