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, Jul. 13 - Sun, Jul. 15

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Die Hard 2: Die Harder$14,512,301-33%2,433-74$5,965$36,256,9622Fox
2Ghost$12,191,540--1,101--$11,073$12,191,5401Paramount
3Days of Thunder$8,168,248-24%2,3070$3,541$34,366,5883Paramount
4The Jungle Book (re-issue) (1990)$7,708,029--1,901--$4,055$7,708,0291Disney
5The Adventures of Ford Fairlane$6,374,391--1,245--$5,120$6,374,3911Fox
6Dick Tracy$4,826,867-27%1,813-396$2,662$59,657,4135Disney
7Quick Change$4,700,960--1,596--$2,945$4,700,9601Warner Bros.
8Total Recall (1990)$3,217,715-24%1,551-236$2,075$104,857,3857TriStar
9Another 48 HRS.$2,966,530-27%1,428-422$2,077$30,794,7476Paramount
10Jetsons: The Movie$2,850,120-43%1,5664$1,820$7,879,7602Universal