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, Oct. 14 - Sun, Oct. 16

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pulp Fiction$9,311,882--1,338--$6,960$9,311,8821Miramax
2The Specialist$8,972,766-37%2,5220$3,558$23,290,5312Warner Bros.
3Wes Craven's New Nightmare$6,667,118--1,850--$3,604$6,667,1181New Line
4The River Wild$5,231,790-26%2,15337$2,430$22,556,0353Universal
5Little Giants$4,778,029--2,022--$2,363$4,778,0291Warner Bros.
6Only You$4,114,777-28%1,6000$2,572$9,826,5152TriStar
7Forrest Gump$3,272,015-17%2,070-254$1,581$178,742,74515Paramount
8Exit to Eden$3,012,695--1,670--$1,804$3,012,6951Savoy
9Timecop$1,770,990-45%1,482-745$1,195$30,687,6105Universal