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.
1Anaconda$12,013,566-28%2,4560$4,892$28,634,4532Sony / Columbia
2Liar Liar$10,138,569-30%2,90929$3,485$133,542,1475Universal
3Murder at 1600$7,962,268--2,152--$3,700$7,962,2681Warner Bros.
4The Saint$7,186,355-34%2,50051$2,875$34,272,7963Paramount
5Grosse Pointe Blank$4,749,396-31%1,2369$3,843$11,619,7932Disney
6The Devil's Own$2,406,237-42%2,004-351$1,201$27,874,0894Sony / Columbia
7McHale's Navy$2,128,565--1,858--$1,146$2,128,5651Universal
8That Old Feeling$2,089,560-40%1,583-16$1,320$10,654,4703Universal
98 Heads in a Duffel Bag$2,024,516--1,553--$1,304$2,024,5161Orion Pictures
10Scream$1,557,981-23%1,153-117$1,351$63,945,25417Miramax / Dimension