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. 25 - Sun, May. 27

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Back to the Future Part III$19,087,635--2,019--$9,454$19,087,6351Universal
2Bird on a Wire$12,795,185-17%1,9495$6,565$28,133,3452Universal
3Pretty Woman$8,189,42331%1,803-8$4,542$89,462,31810Disney
4Cadillac Man$6,469,986-4%1,84418$3,509$13,182,0652Orion
5Fire Birds$6,358,761--2,006--$3,170$6,358,7611Disney
6Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)$2,986,188-9%1,970-56$1,516$90,251,8739New Line
7The Hunt for Red October$2,127,88821%1,061-180$2,006$82,261,11013Paramount
8Tales From the Darkside: The Movie$1,638,290-15%1,025-510$1,598$11,541,9214Paramount