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, Sep. 16 - Sun, Sep. 18

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Fish Called Wanda$2,555,291-9%1,207-7$2,117$30,930,47410MGM
2Die Hard$2,544,486-2%1,371-51$1,856$43,407,15710Fox
3Moon Over Parador$2,451,735-25%1,143-2$2,145$5,720,7102Universal
4A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master$2,221,018-31%1,465-210$1,516$31,680,9315New Line
5Who Framed Roger Rabbit$2,087,30311%1,393-107$1,498$72,929,63913Disney
6Betrayed$2,071,555-18%1,1011$1,882$15,613,8904MGM/UA
7Young Guns$1,958,525-10%1,358-40$1,442$23,944,9056Fox
8Cocktail (1988)$1,880,877-15%1,364-53$1,379$41,627,8758Disney
9Big$1,302,410-2%1,049-74$1,242$67,029,87716Fox