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. 4 - Sun, Mar. 6

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ace Ventura: Pet Detective$5,095,449-22%1,9630$2,596$43,607,6725Warner Bros.
2Greedy$4,805,115--1,710--$2,810$4,805,1151Universal
3On Deadly Ground$4,464,304-30%2,0100$2,221$10,833,3853Warner Bros.
4The Chase$3,421,028--1,633--$2,095$3,421,0281Fox
5Blank Check$2,726,754-34%1,577-150$1,729$18,551,2954Disney
6Blue Chips$2,660,597-34%1,9800$1,344$16,813,1983Paramount
7Mrs. Doubtfire$2,615,297-6%1,626290$1,608$136,563,26015Fox
8Reality Bites$2,347,573-35%1,079-96$2,176$13,870,4013Universal
9My Father the Hero$1,610,219-41%1,086-249$1,483$18,116,0285Disney
10My Girl 2$1,004,696-58%1,263-590$795$13,250,2134Columbia