Grosses

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Still Atop on Thursday with $3.3 MillionJuly 25, 2014 07:10 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Fox reports that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took in $3.3 million on Thursday, off 43 percent from the same day last week. The sequel has amassed an impressive $155.7 million domestically in its first two weeks, pacing 32.5 percent ahead of its 2011 predecessor.

Universal's The Purge: Anarchy posted $2.1 million yesterday to give it a one-week sum of $41.4 million. That's about 5 percent behind where the original film stood at the same point in release, although still an overall healthy total for the follow-up.

Disney reports that Planes: Fire and Rescue grossed $2.0 million on Thursday. The animated sequel has tallied $25.8 million in its first seven days, or about 19 percent less than its 2013 predecessor at the same point.

Sony's Sex Tape bagged $1.26 million yesterday, giving it $20.9 million through 7 days of release. Unfortunately, the R-rated comedy is trailing fellow Cameron Diaz-Jason Segel flick Bad Teacher by 54 percent.

Rounding out the top five, Transformers: Age of Extinction posted $0.95 million on Thursday to give it a 46 percent week-to-week drop and a new domestic cume of $231.75 million. The sequel surpassed X-Men: Days of Future Past on Wednesday to become this summer's top grossing film so far. It currently leads Captain America: The Winter Soldier by 1 percent at the same point in release, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon by 30 percent.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Oct. 11 - Sun, Oct. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Ghost and the Darkness$9,215,063--2,142--$4,302$9,215,0631Paramount
2The First Wives Club$9,129,015-17%2,40694$3,794$54,374,3124Paramount
3The Long Kiss Goodnight$9,065,363--2,245--$4,038$9,065,3631New Line
4The Chamber$5,612,095--2,026--$2,770$5,612,0951Universal
5That Thing You Do!$4,929,221-21%1,88717$2,612$11,137,8162Fox
6D3: The Mighty Ducks$4,161,537-33%2,0582$2,022$10,331,8952Disney
7The Glimmer Man$4,093,674-46%2,2360$1,831$11,699,1782Warner Bros.
8Extreme Measures$1,641,575-59%1,923-375$854$12,600,3883Sony / Columbia
9Fly Away Home$1,603,033-20%1,4010$1,144$15,164,3745Sony / Columbia
10Independence Day$1,296,877-13%1,525-63$850$297,438,97615Fox