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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ghost$12,523,2953%1,400299$8,945$24,714,8352Paramount
2Die Hard 2: Die Harder$10,019,244-31%2,325-108$4,309$46,276,2063Fox
3Arachnophobia$8,045,760--1,479--$5,440$8,045,7601Disney
4Navy Seals$6,543,832--1,341--$4,880$6,543,8321Orion
5The Jungle Book (re-issue) (1990)$6,055,527-21%1,92322$3,149$13,763,5562Disney
6Days of Thunder$5,537,495-32%2,187-120$2,532$39,904,0834Paramount
7Quick Change$3,268,686-30%1,595-1$2,049$7,969,6462Warner Bros.
8Dick Tracy$3,116,433-35%1,672-141$1,864$62,773,8466Disney
9The Adventures of Ford Fairlane$2,964,496-53%1,26318$2,347$9,338,8872Fox
10Total Recall (1990)$2,154,263-33%1,302-249$1,655$108,571,1968TriStar