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, Mar. 2 - Sun, Mar. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hunt for Red October$17,161,835--1,225--$14,010$17,161,8351Paramount
2Driving Miss Daisy$5,089,040-17%1,4320$3,554$46,215,26612Warner Bros.
3Hard to Kill$4,219,132-22%1,5080$2,798$27,281,4324Warner Bros.
4Madhouse$3,092,437-10%1,5551$1,989$11,759,2133Orion
5Born on the Fourth of July$2,107,980-16%1,4342$1,470$46,322,9079Universal
6Revenge$1,952,465-32%1,335-47$1,463$10,907,6493Columbia
7Stella$1,276,014-24%1,087-204$1,174$13,925,5175Disney
8Steel Magnolias$1,178,865-2%1,173-41$1,005$52,425,40916TriStar