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. 27 - Sun, Mar. 29

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1White Men Can't Jump$14,711,124--1,923--$7,650$14,711,1241Fox
2Basic Instinct$13,203,809-13%1,770203$7,460$34,719,0202TriStar
3Wayne's World$5,712,736-25%1,8780$3,042$54,100,8267Paramount
4My Cousin Vinny$5,315,543-26%1,5066$3,530$19,942,0823Fox
5Ladybugs$5,180,414--1,528--$3,390$5,180,4141Paramount
6Fried Green Tomatoes$2,814,240-3%1,312-17$2,145$49,143,01514Universal
7The Lawnmower Man$2,525,736-31%1,31810$1,916$19,320,1414New Line
8Beauty and the Beast (1991)$1,782,7625%1,1570$1,541$90,512,96419Disney
9Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!$1,113,330-33%1,003-429$1,110$19,590,1356Universal