Grosses

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Still Atop on Thursday with $3.3 MillionJuly 25, 2014 07:10 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Fox reports that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took in $3.3 million on Thursday, off 43 percent from the same day last week. The sequel has amassed an impressive $155.7 million domestically in its first two weeks, pacing 32.5 percent ahead of its 2011 predecessor.

Universal's The Purge: Anarchy posted $2.1 million yesterday to give it a one-week sum of $41.4 million. That's about 5 percent behind where the original film stood at the same point in release, although still an overall healthy total for the follow-up.

Disney reports that Planes: Fire and Rescue grossed $2.0 million on Thursday. The animated sequel has tallied $25.8 million in its first seven days, or about 19 percent less than its 2013 predecessor at the same point.

Sony's Sex Tape bagged $1.26 million yesterday, giving it $20.9 million through 7 days of release. Unfortunately, the R-rated comedy is trailing fellow Cameron Diaz-Jason Segel flick Bad Teacher by 54 percent.

Rounding out the top five, Transformers: Age of Extinction posted $0.95 million on Thursday to give it a 46 percent week-to-week drop and a new domestic cume of $231.75 million. The sequel surpassed X-Men: Days of Future Past on Wednesday to become this summer's top grossing film so far. It currently leads Captain America: The Winter Soldier by 1 percent at the same point in release, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon by 30 percent.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Feb. 21 - Sun, Feb. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition$21,975,993--2,111--$10,410$21,975,9931Fox
2Star Wars: Special Edition$11,031,743-37%2,20096$5,014$92,586,1234Fox
3Absolute Power$9,013,485-39%2,5680$3,510$28,701,3022Sony / Columbia
4Dante's Peak$7,137,185-40%2,76134$2,585$25,616,6203Universal
5Vegas Vacation$6,549,243-42%2,07016$3,164$6,549,2432Warner Bros.
6Fools Rush In$5,510,795-43%1,70127$3,240$16,556,9472Sony / Columbia
7That Darn Cat (1997)$3,625,278-44%1,8910$1,917$10,049,8952Disney
8Jerry Maguire$3,080,568-33%1,506-224$2,046$131,655,91811Sony / TriStar
9The English Patient$2,823,228-38%1,18671$2,380$36,657,37815Miramax
10Scream$1,827,708-44%1,212-219$1,508$57,428,07010Miramax / Dimension