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, Apr. 10 - Sun, Apr. 12

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sleepwalkers$10,017,354--1,864--$5,374$10,017,3541Columbia
2Basic Instinct$7,848,262-22%1,82519$4,300$60,096,0614TriStar
3White Men Can't Jump$7,363,880-28%1,9291$3,817$32,263,5873Fox
4Beethoven$6,101,675-20%1,70214$3,585$13,689,2402Universal
5Ferngully: The Last Rainforest$3,549,338--1,400--$2,535$3,549,3381Fox
6Straight Talk$3,542,667-23%1,4770$2,399$8,118,4132Disney
7Wayne's World$3,435,115-22%1,715-163$2,003$61,961,5419Paramount
8Thunderheart$3,324,500-26%1,09055$3,050$7,831,9252TriStar
9The Cutting Edge$3,132,025-9%1,113256$2,814$11,054,8853MGM
10My Cousin Vinny$3,010,887-24%1,329-153$2,266$26,893,7485Fox