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, Mar. 15 - Sun, Mar. 17

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Silence of the Lambs$7,656,361-14%1,60014$4,785$42,684,8955Orion
2Sleeping with the Enemy$4,711,855-23%1,54523$3,050$41,920,6986Fox
3The Hard Way$4,010,555-36%1,6275$2,465$10,312,0252Universal
4The Perfect Weapon$3,934,572--1,229--$3,201$3,934,5721Paramount
5The Doors$3,265,512-46%1,23632$2,642$18,431,2923TriStar
6Dances with Wolves$2,816,640-17%1,545-27$1,823$97,586,53717Orion
7Home Alone$2,731,894-18%1,413-177$1,933$169,856,33618Fox
8King Ralph$1,920,600-35%1,455-178$1,320$22,592,2805Universal
9Shipwrecked$1,919,066-37%1,311-82$1,464$8,833,4913Disney