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, Jan. 26 - Sun, Jan. 28

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born on the Fourth of July$4,640,940-25%1,311-3$3,540$30,585,2824Universal
2Tango & Cash$3,569,812-17%1,57527$2,267$36,119,5276Warner Bros.
3The War of the Roses$3,234,491-24%1,523-9$2,124$52,643,5938Fox
4Tremors$3,053,395-18%1,4775$2,067$6,784,9152Universal
5Always$2,405,970-30%1,2069$1,995$25,494,4206Universal
6Steel Magnolias$2,376,950-19%1,3707$1,735$44,862,05911TriStar
7The Little Mermaid$2,174,414-23%1,530-3$1,421$49,723,21611Disney
8Back to the Future Part II$1,774,135-25%1,473-54$1,204$109,854,66810Universal
9Look Who's Talking$1,614,060-16%1,28125$1,260$98,724,64216TriStar