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. 25 - Sun, Oct. 27

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sleepers$9,605,059-22%2,080165$4,618$21,910,8042Warner Bros.
2High School High$6,311,786--2,146--$2,941$6,311,7861Sony / TriStar
3Stephen King's Thinner$5,679,046--2,009--$2,827$5,679,0461Paramount
4The Ghost and the Darkness$4,390,078-42%2,20248$1,994$21,113,0693Paramount
5The First Wives Club$4,380,111-35%2,4060$1,820$65,492,0166Paramount
6The Associate$4,261,304--1,781--$2,393$4,261,3041Disney
7The Long Kiss Goodnight$3,673,909-44%2,302-102$1,596$19,281,2373New Line
8That Thing You Do!$2,050,606-47%1,586-293$1,293$17,055,0704Fox
9D3: The Mighty Ducks$1,655,851-54%1,817-243$911$15,615,3724Disney
10The Chamber$1,269,070-58%1,826-206$695$9,908,8503Universal