Grosses

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Still Atop on Thursday with $3.3 MillionJuly 25, 2014 07:10 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Fox reports that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took in $3.3 million on Thursday, off 43 percent from the same day last week. The sequel has amassed an impressive $155.7 million domestically in its first two weeks, pacing 32.5 percent ahead of its 2011 predecessor.

Universal's The Purge: Anarchy posted $2.1 million yesterday to give it a one-week sum of $41.4 million. That's about 5 percent behind where the original film stood at the same point in release, although still an overall healthy total for the follow-up.

Disney reports that Planes: Fire and Rescue grossed $2.0 million on Thursday. The animated sequel has tallied $25.8 million in its first seven days, or about 19 percent less than its 2013 predecessor at the same point.

Sony's Sex Tape bagged $1.26 million yesterday, giving it $20.9 million through 7 days of release. Unfortunately, the R-rated comedy is trailing fellow Cameron Diaz-Jason Segel flick Bad Teacher by 54 percent.

Rounding out the top five, Transformers: Age of Extinction posted $0.95 million on Thursday to give it a 46 percent week-to-week drop and a new domestic cume of $231.75 million. The sequel surpassed X-Men: Days of Future Past on Wednesday to become this summer's top grossing film so far. It currently leads Captain America: The Winter Soldier by 1 percent at the same point in release, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon by 30 percent.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Feb. 23 - Sun, Feb. 25

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Driving Miss Daisy$6,107,836-38%1,432130$4,265$41,126,22611Warner Bros.
2Hard to Kill$5,428,384-36%1,50856$3,600$23,062,3003Warner Bros.
3Madhouse$3,425,960-35%1,5542$2,205$8,666,7762Orion
4Revenge$2,868,512-53%1,3823$2,076$8,955,1842Columbia
5Born on the Fourth of July$2,513,160-39%1,43269$1,755$44,214,9278Universal
6Nightbreed$1,837,278-50%1,4880$1,235$5,546,1962Fox
7Stella$1,668,676-45%1,291-102$1,293$12,649,5034Disney
8Steel Magnolias$1,207,930-22%1,214-2$995$51,246,54415TriStar
9The Little Mermaid$1,048,730-41%1,157-168$906$55,752,91415Disney