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. 31 - Sun, Jun. 2

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Backdraft$9,118,395-42%1,8597$4,905$24,842,1372Universal
2Soapdish$6,736,380--1,275--$5,283$6,736,3801Paramount
3What About Bob?$6,423,630-43%1,66254$3,865$26,871,7023Disney
4Thelma and Louise$4,160,599-32%1,1801$3,526$10,261,8962MGM
5Only the Lonely$3,619,273-40%1,55332$2,331$9,617,2662Fox
6Hudson Hawk$3,139,080-56%2,0721$1,515$10,221,9002TriStar
7F/X 2$1,494,985-43%1,447-52$1,033$13,384,8844Orion
8Stone Cold$1,415,558-21%1,184-540$1,196$6,011,4483Columbia
9Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken$1,266,444-53%1,6620$762$3,976,8602Disney