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. 25 - Sun, Nov. 27

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Santa Clause$20,437,60719%2,26968$9,007$56,896,9973Disney
2Star Trek: Generations$13,190,324-43%2,68122$4,920$36,306,7182Paramount
3Interview with the Vampire$11,769,781-32%2,6040$4,520$65,590,0493Warner Bros.
4Junior$9,803,145--1,749--$5,605$9,803,1452Universal
5A Low Down Dirty Shame$7,970,574--1,379--$5,780$7,970,5741Disney
6The Lion King$6,267,04714%1,51054$4,150$147,298,48123Disney
7Stargate$4,777,1988%2,0330$2,350$46,317,4465MGM/UA
8The Pagemaster$4,188,399--1,803--$2,323$4,188,3992Fox
9Miracle on 34th Street (1994)$3,800,16638%1,1911$3,191$6,553,3742Fox
10The Professional$3,765,840-29%1,22062$3,087$9,072,3982Sony / Columbia