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, Nov. 5 - Sun, Nov. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Nightmare Before Christmas$7,684,284-6%1,67117$4,599$22,323,2134Disney
2Flesh and Bone$4,517,066--1,200--$3,764$4,517,0661Paramount
3Robocop 3$4,304,829--1,796--$2,397$4,304,8291Orion
4Cool Runnings$4,237,16015%1,741-91$2,434$36,924,6356Disney
5The Beverly Hillbillies$4,128,037-16%1,830-318$2,256$25,755,0414Fox
6Look Who's Talking Now$4,022,570--1,858--$2,165$4,022,5701TriStar
7Rudy$3,051,595-15%1,4650$2,083$12,564,9264TriStar
8Demolition Man$2,994,140-29%1,601-540$1,870$40,545,8755Warner Bros.
9Malice$2,743,372-6%1,458-61$1,882$32,702,3006Columbia
10Fatal Instinct$2,198,305-37%1,8860$1,166$5,700,8742MGM