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.
1Volcano$14,581,740--2,774--$5,257$14,581,7401Fox
2Romy & Michele's High School Reunion$7,429,406--1,602--$4,638$7,429,4061Disney
3Anaconda$7,318,954-39%2,4560$2,980$35,953,4073Sony / Columbia
4Liar Liar$7,186,946-29%2,863-46$2,510$143,843,1176Universal
5The Saint$5,007,093-30%2,5000$2,003$39,279,8894Paramount
6Murder at 1600$4,825,209-39%2,1586$2,236$12,787,4772Warner Bros.
7Grosse Pointe Blank$3,098,353-35%1,2426$2,495$14,718,1463Disney
8Scream$1,405,839-10%1,21663$1,156$65,351,09319Miramax / Dimension
9The Devil's Own$1,154,808-52%1,270-734$909$29,028,8975Sony / Columbia
10That Old Feeling$1,088,665-48%1,344-239$810$11,743,1354Universal