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. 16 - Sun, Mar. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hunt for Red October$11,077,359-21%1,817152$6,097$42,297,9663Paramount
2Joe Versus the Volcano$7,017,237-24%1,799-3$3,901$16,269,4692Warner Bros.
3Blue Steel$2,895,744--1,307--$2,216$2,895,7441MGM
4Driving Miss Daisy$2,874,332-17%1,353-79$2,124$52,556,74514Warner Bros.
5Bad Influence$2,600,536-32%1,3002$2,000$6,422,5552Triumph
6Lambada$2,031,181--1,117--$1,818$2,031,1811Warner Bros.
7Hard to Kill$1,830,095-31%1,265-233$1,447$31,769,1856Warner Bros.
8Born on the Fourth of July$1,241,150-15%1,030-176$1,205$49,017,28711Universal
9Madhouse$1,161,928-36%1,233-312$942$14,750,4415Orion