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, Feb. 22 - Sun, Feb. 24

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Silence of the Lambs$11,947,7653%1,51518$7,886$15,518,8452Orion
2Sleeping with the Enemy$9,216,223-19%1,48821$6,194$22,994,1663Fox
3King Ralph$5,018,400-40%1,63215$3,075$13,345,9502Universal
4Home Alone$4,831,317-35%1,775-40$2,722$159,586,89515Fox
5Dances with Wolves$4,225,329-32%1,60248$2,638$87,446,12514Orion
6Scenes From a Mall$3,825,068--1,039--$3,681$3,825,0681Disney
7L.A. Story$2,762,364-47%1,1222$2,462$14,576,0793TriStar
8The Neverending Story II$1,855,707-56%1,2080$1,536$11,000,8813Warner Bros.
9Nothing But Trouble$1,854,835-53%1,6710$1,110$5,821,0752Warner Bros.
10White Fang$1,693,425-46%1,19228$1,421$22,671,2106Disney