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, Jul. 7 - Sun, Jul. 9

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Apollo 13$19,636,789-23%2,2003$8,926$65,640,8222Universal
2Species$17,161,943--2,310--$7,429$17,161,9431MGM/UA
3First Knight$10,856,442--2,161--$5,024$10,856,4421Sony / Columbia
4Pocahontas$10,762,297-33%2,60831$4,127$58,953,4553Disney
5Batman Forever$9,260,614-40%2,8930$3,201$154,850,6254Warner Bros.
6Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie$5,935,721-55%2,4090$2,464$19,040,5092Fox
7Judge Dredd$5,231,508-57%2,2040$2,374$17,523,0442Disney
8The Bridges of Madison County$2,909,389-34%1,558-224$1,867$39,963,6866Warner Bros.
9Congo$2,729,920-44%1,789-432$1,526$50,998,1395Paramount
10Casper$2,108,846-24%1,400-506$1,506$85,622,3947Universal