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. 17 - Sun, Aug. 19

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Exorcist III$9,312,219--1,288--$7,230$9,312,2191Fox
2Ghost$8,364,565-12%1,7660$4,736$64,406,2026Paramount
3Flatliners$7,056,904-30%1,424105$4,956$17,091,5892Columbia
4My Blue Heaven$6,207,092--1,859--$3,339$6,207,0921Warner Bros.
5Presumed Innocent$6,101,374-23%1,423-28$4,288$35,898,8844Warner Bros.
6Air America$4,735,980-41%1,9020$2,490$12,800,4602TriStar
7Taking Care of Business$3,620,054--1,074--$3,371$3,620,0541Disney
8Problem Child$3,312,800-32%1,640-129$2,020$25,028,9204Universal
9Young Guns II$3,118,748-34%1,461-309$2,135$15,845,3853Fox
10Die Hard 2: Die Harder$2,149,899-30%1,234-457$1,742$62,274,2247Fox