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. 16 - Sun, Jun. 18

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Batman Forever$52,783,393--2,842--$18,573$52,783,3931Warner Bros.
2Congo$10,702,870-57%2,67627$4,000$35,345,4092Paramount
3Casper$6,629,963-39%2,7571$2,405$66,334,5834Universal
4The Bridges of Madison County$6,573,370-30%1,9864$3,310$26,436,7503Warner Bros.
5Die Hard: With A Vengeance$4,217,147-36%2,200-379$1,917$46,215,4285Fox
6Braveheart$4,117,820-25%2,0372$2,022$30,048,1584Paramount
7Crimson Tide$3,540,508-31%1,804-344$1,963$45,328,5126Disney
8Forget Paris$1,683,880-33%1,380-229$1,220$21,253,2145Sony / Columbia
9While You Were Sleeping$1,671,527-30%1,242-204$1,346$52,131,0329Disney