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, Jun. 3 - Sun, Jun. 5

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Crocodile Dundee II$12,717,140-36%2,8370$4,483$22,132,4642Paramount
2Big$8,216,190--1,132--$7,258$8,216,1901Fox
3Rambo III$7,694,630-41%2,478-84$3,105$32,331,2452TriStar
4Funny Farm$5,655,439--1,557--$3,632$5,655,4391Warner Bros.
5Willow$5,002,969-34%1,0300$4,857$20,859,2823MGM
6Colors$1,453,740-40%1,151-171$1,263$29,296,9538Orion
7Beetlejuice$1,416,596-41%1,4320$989$48,036,77510Warner Bros.