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. 12 - Sun, Mar. 14

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1CB4$6,122,450--1,204--$5,085$6,122,4501Universal
2Fire in the Sky$6,116,484--1,422--$4,301$6,116,4841Paramount
3Falling Down$4,072,754-47%1,8270$2,229$20,422,3063Warner Bros.
4Groundhog Day$3,617,101-33%1,7420$2,076$48,407,4885Columbia
5A Far Off Place$3,522,836--1,610--$2,188$3,522,8361Disney
6The Crying Game$3,334,743-22%1,093-4$3,051$29,038,23516Miramax
7Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey$2,258,588-44%1,696-88$1,332$27,024,8516Buena Vista
8Mad Dog and Glory$2,012,405-47%1,11820$1,800$5,827,9602Universal
9Aladdin$1,799,183-37%1,308-300$1,376$123,828,97116Disney
10Amos & Andrew$1,701,566-53%1,2330$1,380$5,318,8832Columbia