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, Jul. 11 - Sun, Jul. 13

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black$30,061,552-41%3,0200$9,954$139,585,5992Sony / Columbia
2Contact$20,584,908--1,923--$10,705$20,584,9081Warner Bros.
3Face/Off$12,332,309-23%2,851214$4,326$51,787,0723Paramount
4Hercules (1997)$8,339,217-32%2,93046$2,846$43,088,4903Disney
5My Best Friend's Wedding$8,321,580-23%2,343110$3,552$55,834,9684Sony / TriStar
6Out to Sea$4,155,935-29%1,7360$2,394$10,043,6102Fox
7Batman and Robin$4,085,748-49%2,701-241$1,513$98,796,0544Warner Bros.
8Con Air$2,890,884-24%1,684-218$1,717$89,908,3746Disney
9A Simple Wish$2,732,880--1,676--$1,631$2,732,8801Universal
10The Lost World: Jurassic Park$1,351,267-48%1,422-486$950$221,054,0528Universal