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.
1Star Trek: First Contact$30,716,131--2,812--$10,923$30,716,1311Paramount
2Space Jam$16,216,845-41%2,6500$6,120$43,745,3742Warner Bros.
3Ransom$13,185,106-41%2,76811$4,763$69,775,3073Disney
4Jingle All the Way$12,112,267--2,401--$5,045$12,112,2671Fox
5The Mirror Has Two Faces$8,012,555-34%2,4890$3,219$20,223,4232Sony / TriStar
6Set It Off$3,322,947-43%1,0160$3,271$17,987,7643New Line
7Romeo + Juliet$3,195,515-41%1,808-155$1,767$28,776,3314Fox
8Sleepers$1,369,471-41%1,582-236$866$37,345,9796Warner Bros.