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, Feb. 14 - Sun, Feb. 16

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Special Edition$17,539,418-28%2,1040$8,336$77,723,1703Fox
2Absolute Power$14,678,130--2,568--$5,716$14,678,1301Sony / Columbia
3Dante's Peak$11,957,895-35%2,72770$4,385$30,437,3302Universal
4Vegas Vacation$11,304,760--2,054--$5,504$11,304,7601Warner Bros.
5Fools Rush In$9,714,940--1,674--$5,803$9,714,9401Sony / Columbia
6That Darn Cat (1997)$6,424,617--1,891--$3,397$6,424,6171Disney
7Jerry Maguire$4,590,22028%1,730-234$2,653$127,094,31810Sony / TriStar
8The English Patient$4,585,551105%1,11573$4,113$33,834,15014Miramax
9Scream$3,261,988-8%1,431-319$2,280$55,600,3629Miramax / Dimension
10The Beautician and the Beast$3,184,165-22%1,8010$1,768$7,264,3872Paramount