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, Oct. 18 - Sun, Oct. 20

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sleepers$12,305,745--1,915--$6,426$12,305,7451Warner Bros.
2The Ghost and the Darkness$7,507,928-19%2,15412$3,486$16,722,9912Paramount
3The First Wives Club$6,737,593-26%2,4060$2,800$61,111,9055Paramount
4The Long Kiss Goodnight$6,541,965-28%2,404159$2,721$15,607,3282New Line
5That Thing You Do!$3,866,648-22%1,879-8$2,058$15,004,4643Fox
6D3: The Mighty Ducks$3,627,626-13%2,0602$1,761$13,959,5213Disney
7The Chamber$3,027,685-46%2,0326$1,490$8,639,7802Universal
8Get on the Bus$2,156,409--1,207--$1,787$2,156,4091Sony / Columbia
9The Glimmer Man$2,141,621-48%2,000-236$1,071$13,840,7993Warner Bros.
10Fly Away Home$1,407,425-12%1,4010$1,005$16,571,7996Sony / Columbia