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.
1Uncle Buck$6,725,275-24%1,83531$3,665$15,519,7762Universal
2Parenthood$6,380,724-16%1,38468$4,610$53,706,0544Universal
3The Abyss$4,734,287-34%1,525-13$3,104$21,267,1863Fox
4When Harry Met Sally...$4,056,399-17%1,17127$3,464$40,259,4367Columbia
5Lethal Weapon 2$3,335,582-26%1,560-24$2,138$82,964,6888Warner Bros.
6Turner & Hooch$3,021,348-29%1,551-43$1,948$34,364,3995Disney
7Casualties of War$2,866,498-45%1,4870$1,928$8,067,7592Columbia
8Batman (1989)$2,598,002-24%1,302-98$1,995$233,654,67310Warner Bros.
9Honey, I Shrunk the Kids$1,736,256-20%1,18931$1,460$67,862,87910Disney
10A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child$1,696,495-53%1,114-732$1,523$13,395,9913New Line