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, Aug. 3 - Sun, Aug. 5

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ghost$10,798,834-2%1,76672$6,115$46,588,4074Paramount
2Presumed Innocent$10,176,663-13%1,38031$7,374$21,895,6442Warner Bros.
3Young Guns II$8,017,438--1,770--$4,530$8,017,4381Fox
4Problem Child$6,842,160-32%1,76854$3,870$16,869,0602Universal
5Arachnophobia$5,964,875-27%2,005174$2,975$22,172,6693Disney
6Die Hard 2: Die Harder$4,816,830-19%1,946-170$2,475$57,046,1045Fox
7Duck Tales: The Movie$3,870,366--1,549--$2,499$3,870,3661Disney
8The Freshman$3,439,980-19%1,0444$3,295$7,868,2563TriStar
9The Jungle Book (re-issue) (1990)$2,761,487-31%1,478-317$1,868$20,541,2214Disney
10Days of Thunder$2,639,640-19%1,626-365$1,623$45,811,5466Paramount