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.
1Dragnet$10,542,669--1,337--$7,885$10,542,6691Universal
2Spaceballs$6,613,837--1,384--$4,779$6,613,8371MGM
3The Witches of Eastwick$6,309,402-24%1,317194$4,791$24,014,8703Warner Bros.
4Beverly Hills Cop II$5,559,475-25%2,191-135$2,537$91,749,3986Paramount
5Predator$5,222,538-37%1,632-4$3,200$25,480,0453Fox
6The Untouchables$5,070,891-29%1,491-10$3,401$29,218,6724Paramount
7Benji the Hunted$3,510,97315%1,1880$2,955$6,595,1194Disney
8Harry and the Hendersons$2,293,075-35%1,369-55$1,675$14,165,8584Universal
9The Believers$1,738,342-36%1,326-222$1,311$8,815,2403Orion