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. 19 - Sun, Jul. 21

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Independence Day$21,274,885-40%2,97264$7,158$199,003,9133Fox
2Phenomenon$8,129,609-37%2,01643$4,033$37,263,6513Disney
3Courage Under Fire$8,023,994-36%2,00115$4,010$20,525,5802Fox
4The Nutty Professor (1996)$7,567,820-38%2,23961$3,380$62,676,1424Universal
5The Frighteners$5,565,495--1,669--$3,335$5,565,4951Universal
6Fled$5,405,855--2,104--$2,569$5,405,8551MGM
7Multiplicity$5,075,340--2,134--$2,378$5,075,3401Sony / Columbia
8Kazaam$5,001,588--2,012--$2,486$5,001,5881Buena Vista
9The Hunchback of Notre Dame$3,647,673-43%1,934-737$1,886$54,313,6355Disney
10Eraser$3,438,931-45%2,317-189$1,484$60,267,9655Warner Bros.