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, May. 4 - Sun, May. 6

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pretty Woman$6,810,883-5%1,72616$3,946$67,425,4917Disney
2Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)$5,320,211-23%2,330-47$2,283$80,308,9676New Line
3Tales From the Darkside: The Movie$5,028,096--1,535--$3,276$5,028,0961Paramount
4Spaced Invaders$3,153,108-30%1,84524$1,709$7,627,4442Disney
5The Guardian (1990)$3,020,640-46%1,73652$1,740$8,586,2602Universal
6The Hunt for Red October$2,407,207-19%1,377-102$1,748$76,170,34710Paramount
7Driving Miss Daisy$1,534,747-6%1,12057$1,370$72,109,89521Warner Bros.
8Ernest Goes to Jail$1,012,536-29%1,148-434$882$15,780,5845Disney