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, Jan. 31 - Sun, Feb. 2

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Special Edition$35,906,661--2,104--$17,066$35,906,6611Fox
2Jerry Maguire$5,183,994-6%2,140-67$2,422$116,591,4498Sony / TriStar
3Scream$4,505,13712%1,835-159$2,455$48,775,1567Miramax / Dimension
4Evita$4,374,734-19%1,03822$4,215$36,751,8186Disney
5Metro$4,362,946-20%1,947-58$2,241$9,842,1593Disney
6Beverly Hills Ninja$4,160,840-24%2,1120$1,970$9,642,4803Sony / TriStar
7In Love and War$3,478,559-37%1,6122$2,158$8,970,3196New Line
8The Relic$2,833,256-29%1,719-409$1,648$23,822,2304Paramount
9Michael (1996)$2,702,201-14%1,881-325$1,437$60,864,1906New Line
10Fierce Creatures$2,300,445-39%1,62027$1,420$6,059,9252Universal