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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Terminator 2: Judgment Day$3,106,840-42%1,800-88$1,726$187,256,04710TriStar
2Child's Play 3$3,003,305-47%2,1304$1,410$8,722,2452Universal
3Hot Shots!$2,716,490-49%1,891-30$1,437$37,865,6206Fox
4Doc Hollywood$2,684,494-45%1,664-15$1,613$30,523,4536Warner Bros.
5Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves$2,104,058-33%1,506-69$1,397$100,581,16213Warner Bros.
6Double Impact$1,552,532-36%1,430-136$1,086$18,758,9225Columbia
7City Slickers$1,477,541-25%1,215195$1,216$77,620,20314Columbia
8Pure Luck$1,138,015-38%1,138-258$1,000$13,273,1705Universal