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, Mar. 15 - Sun, Mar. 17

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Birdcage$16,034,306-12%2,236286$7,171$34,310,1342MGM/UA
2Executive Decision$12,069,780--2,232--$5,408$12,069,7801Warner Bros.
3Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco$5,659,213-34%2,12910$2,658$14,264,8622Disney
4Up Close and Personal$5,196,194-35%1,6357$3,178$24,310,5063Disney
5Down Periscope$2,861,543-43%1,936-90$1,478$15,126,4813Fox
6Mr. Holland's Opus$2,228,781-27%1,475-89$1,511$54,472,71611Disney
7Broken Arrow (1996)$2,197,449-48%1,632-297$1,346$36,447,8866Fox
8Ed$1,910,840--1,541--$1,240$1,910,8401Universal
9Rumble in the Bronx$1,902,800-46%1,653-141$1,151$22,057,5014New Line
10Happy Gilmore$1,851,360-43%1,653-292$1,120$26,340,2305Universal