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, Jun. 29 - Sun, Jul. 1

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Days of Thunder$15,490,445--2,307--$6,715$15,490,4451Paramount
2Dick Tracy$10,101,204-35%2,3320$4,332$48,191,9523Disney
3Robocop 2$6,375,336-55%1,7724$3,598$20,520,7472Orion
4Total Recall (1990)$6,000,640-28%1,961-170$3,060$91,549,1025TriStar
5Another 48 HRS.$5,408,542-29%2,063-238$2,622$23,769,1074Paramount
6Ghost Dad$4,803,480--1,213--$3,960$4,803,4801Universal
7Gremlins 2: The New Batch$4,587,698-35%2,137-18$2,147$21,367,6163Warner Bros.
8Betsy's Wedding$3,247,099-30%1,05810$3,069$7,909,5872Disney
9Pretty Woman$3,107,882-8%1,305-179$2,382$108,504,78615Disney
10Back to the Future Part III$2,922,014-24%1,546-192$1,890$68,924,7606Universal