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, Aug. 5 - Sun, Aug. 7

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Clear and Present Danger$20,348,017--2,378--$8,557$20,348,0171Paramount
2The Mask$15,231,375-34%2,40444$6,336$38,348,4432New Line
3Forrest Gump$14,184,752-22%2,15841$6,573$110,951,7685Paramount
4The Little Rascals$10,028,065--1,726--$5,810$10,028,0651Universal
5True Lies$9,189,733-33%2,340-170$3,927$69,497,2104Fox
6The Client$7,147,556-43%2,304-61$3,102$36,904,6723Warner Bros.
7The Lion King$7,074,280-29%2,355-222$3,004$114,812,9787Disney
8It Could Happen to You$5,011,216-38%1,53630$3,263$13,124,0382TriStar
9Angels in the Outfield (1994)$2,982,914-38%1,604-275$1,860$23,656,8634Disney
10Airheads$1,911,739--1,228--$1,557$1,911,7391Fox