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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Primal Fear$8,108,561-18%1,9830$4,089$17,979,7832Paramount
2James and the Giant Peach$7,539,098--2,262--$3,333$7,539,0981Disney
3The Birdcage$6,772,210-27%2,28549$2,964$73,702,6056MGM/UA
4Fear$6,312,240--1,584--$3,985$6,312,2401Universal
5A Thin Line Between Love and Hate$5,797,633-38%1,1310$5,126$15,108,0472New Line
6Sgt. Bilko$3,907,690-36%2,32617$1,680$18,102,0003Universal
7Executive Decision$3,072,312-36%2,082-203$1,476$36,671,2415Warner Bros.
8Oliver & Company (1996 re-issue)$2,511,597-32%1,887-302$1,331$10,709,1123Buena Vista
9Up Close and Personal$1,565,385-23%1,431-198$1,094$34,861,8047Disney
10A Family Thing$1,300,013-35%1,1340$1,146$6,329,4033MGM/UA