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, May. 1 - Sun, May. 3

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Secret of My Success$4,609,670-17%1,333-13$3,458$25,374,1824Universal
2Blind Date$2,299,239-10%1,299-78$1,770$25,511,4546TriStar
3Extreme Prejudice$2,060,886-41%1,0710$1,924$5,559,8432TriStar
4Project X (1987)$2,037,468-24%1,024-1$1,990$8,023,9893Fox
5Lethal Weapon$1,665,998-19%1,132-136$1,472$38,833,6139Warner Bros.
6Platoon$1,577,689-20%1,306-146$1,208$88,065,33920Orion
7The Aristocats (1987 re-issue)$1,418,149-32%1,405-26$1,009$9,998,5604Disney
8Malone$1,377,691--1,326--$1,039$1,377,6911Orion Pictures
9Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol$1,216,632-37%1,185-357$1,027$19,196,1825Warner Bros.