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.
1Beetlejuice$7,145,123-18%1,58259$4,517$23,843,7223Warner Bros.
2Biloxi Blues$3,413,880-24%1,308-22$2,610$20,996,3804Universal
3Return to Snowy River$3,023,248--1,121--$2,697$3,023,2481Disney
4Moonstruck$2,900,25359%1,02540$2,830$47,865,68418MGM
5The Seventh Sign$2,784,019-11%1,198-60$2,324$9,673,8243TriStar
6Bad Dreams$2,239,963-44%1,1855$1,890$6,248,8332Fox
7Good Morning, Vietnam$2,084,727-12%1,128-176$1,848$75,400,08717Disney
8Bright Lights, Big City$1,898,023-39%1,103-96$1,721$10,111,8773MGM/UA
9The Fox and the Hound (1988 re-issue)$1,597,482-38%1,5396$1,038$12,993,3314Disney
10Johnny Be Good$1,112,598-31%1,052-112$1,058$10,926,2174Orion