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, Jun. 24 - Sun, Jun. 26

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lion King$40,888,1942477%2,5522550$16,022$42,474,9471Disney
2Speed$12,426,413-4%2,103-66$5,909$39,822,6413Fox
3Wolf$12,104,579-32%2,1170$5,718$30,015,9452Columbia
4Wyatt Earp$7,543,504--1,859--$4,058$7,543,5041Warner Bros.
5The Flintstones$6,109,419-22%2,368-219$2,580$104,870,6145Universal
6City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold$4,612,768-35%2,2430$2,057$23,235,0313Columbia
7Maverick$3,635,856-25%2,056-267$1,768$46,098,6166Warner Bros.
8Getting Even With Dad$3,136,046-44%1,9550$1,604$8,715,5262MGM
9Renaissance Man$1,927,988-32%1,308-384$1,474$14,555,0354Disney
10The Cowboy Way$1,319,410-27%1,043-572$1,265$10,999,6854Universal