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. 29 - Sun, Mar. 31

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II$13,049,622-35%2,8680$4,550$33,080,0952New Line
2The Silence of the Lambs$5,780,994-14%1,6168$3,577$55,153,8807Orion
3Dances with Wolves$5,406,36644%1,62183$3,335$106,743,04519Orion
4Career Opportunities$4,024,800--1,440--$2,795$4,024,8001Universal
5Sleeping with the Enemy$3,230,666-19%1,478-39$2,186$49,155,7308Fox
6Class Action$3,043,522-29%1,13224$2,689$11,525,1903Fox
7Home Alone$2,433,479-12%1,7625$1,381$175,066,18320Fox
8The Hard Way$2,061,150-31%1,510-119$1,365$15,378,6804Universal
9The Doors$1,500,750-34%1,035-151$1,450$22,209,1625TriStar
10The Perfect Weapon$1,390,545-38%1,082-147$1,285$7,561,0763Paramount