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.
1Striking Distance$8,705,808--1,889--$4,609$8,705,8081Columbia
2The Fugitive (1993)$7,141,890-14%2,332-42$3,063$97,439,5467Warner Bros.
3Undercover Blues$2,913,897-33%1,5960$1,826$7,293,3852MGM
4True Romance$2,630,183-35%1,2540$2,097$6,653,6032Warner Bros.
5The Man Without a Face$2,320,320-21%1,33242$1,742$14,743,0264Warner Bros.
6Jurassic Park$2,069,896-2%1,225-70$1,690$322,105,41015Universal
7Sleepless in Seattle$1,428,228-10%1,164-55$1,227$62,635,72813TriStar
8The Real McCoy$1,379,430-49%1,6722$825$4,084,8552Universal
9Hard Target$1,270,945-35%1,246-445$1,020$22,755,6605Universal
10The Secret Garden$1,158,249-20%1,135-59$1,020$18,516,7656Warner Bros.