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, Sep. 8 - Sun, Sep. 10

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar$9,019,180--1,294--$6,970$9,019,1801Universal
2Dangerous Minds$4,024,827-37%1,5984$2,519$36,877,5955Disney
3Mortal Kombat$3,787,048-42%2,481-149$1,526$37,380,8604New Line
4The Prophecy$2,825,624-54%1,6630$1,699$2,825,6242Miramax / Dimension
5Desperado$2,636,255-56%1,921-106$1,372$16,572,9993Sony / Columbia
6The Tie That Binds$2,625,339--1,783--$1,472$2,625,3391Disney
7A Walk in the Clouds$2,484,147-55%1,680-75$1,479$30,503,0865Fox
8National Lampoon's Senior Trip$2,184,901--1,397--$1,564$2,184,9011New Line
9Babe$2,127,840-53%1,716-59$1,240$30,991,0756Universal
10Apollo 13$1,503,802-51%1,126-204$1,336$163,933,51311Universal