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, Aug. 1 - Sun, Aug. 3

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Air Force One$25,731,124-31%2,9190$8,815$80,737,4632Sony / Columbia
2Spawn$19,738,749--2,536--$7,783$19,738,7491New Line
3George of the Jungle$8,876,982-33%2,60551$3,408$38,614,0103Disney
4Men in Black$8,011,534-35%2,932-248$2,732$208,121,7355Sony / Columbia
5Picture Perfect$7,809,026--1,707--$4,575$7,809,0261Fox
6Contact$6,249,420-36%2,210-104$2,828$52,653,9104Warner Bros.
7Air Bud$4,878,632--1,795--$2,718$4,878,6321Disney
8Nothing to Lose$4,492,096-35%1,800-88$2,496$23,027,1423Disney
9Face/Off$3,758,825-33%1,888-621$1,991$70,060,6696Paramount
10Good Burger$3,568,411-49%1,8936$1,885$10,626,7442Paramount