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, Dec. 22 - Sun, Dec. 24

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Waiting to Exhale$11,273,139--1,253--$8,997$11,273,1391Fox
2Toy Story$9,858,330-10%2,522-6$3,909$113,453,1605Disney
3Jumanji$8,014,507-28%2,53043$3,168$19,098,8772Sony / TriStar
4Father of the Bride Part II$7,049,723-3%2,061105$3,421$25,474,6363Disney
5Grumpier Old Men$5,659,492--1,995--$2,837$5,659,4921Warner Bros.
6Heat$5,212,581-38%1,3250$3,934$13,658,2372Warner Bros.
7Sudden Death$4,782,445--1,681--$2,845$4,782,4451Universal
8Sabrina (1995)$4,302,269-23%1,976155$2,177$9,865,5282Paramount
9Tom and Huck$3,210,458--1,609--$1,995$3,210,4581Disney
10Dracula: Dead and Loving It$2,708,298--1,425--$1,901$2,708,2981Sony / Columbia