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, May. 24 - Sun, May. 26

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Backdraft$15,723,480--1,852--$8,490$15,723,4801Universal
2What About Bob?$11,231,73822%1,608145$6,985$20,448,0722Disney
3Hudson Hawk$7,082,820--2,071--$3,420$7,082,8201TriStar
4Thelma and Louise$6,101,297--1,179--$5,175$6,101,2971MGM
5Only the Lonely$5,997,993--1,521--$3,943$5,997,9931Fox
6Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken$2,710,416--1,662--$1,631$2,710,4161Disney
7F/X 2$2,605,620-32%1,499-3$1,738$11,889,8993Orion
8Switch (1991)$2,227,981-27%1,004-9$2,219$9,048,3003Warner Bros.
9Stone Cold$1,784,736-37%1,724-5$1,035$4,595,8902Columbia
10Mannequin: On the Move$808,586-52%1,515-25$534$2,501,4032Fox