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. 10 - Sun, Jul. 12

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lethal Weapon 4$34,048,124--3,117--$10,923$34,048,1241Warner Bros.
2Armageddon$23,557,064-35%3,1369$7,512$77,760,0652Disney
3Small Soldiers$14,046,977--2,539--$5,532$14,046,9771DreamWorks
4Doctor Dolittle (1998)$12,877,547-35%2,869-2$4,489$61,567,5223Fox
5Mulan$7,024,607-39%2,756-197$2,549$58,264,1194Disney
6Madeline$6,414,668--1,863--$3,443$6,414,6681Sony / TriStar
7The X-Files$3,871,766-38%1,909-693$2,028$74,547,1834Fox
8Out of Sight$3,813,425-42%1,981-131$1,925$22,412,3353Universal
9Six Days, Seven Nights$3,695,598-36%1,961-518$1,885$44,268,8145Disney
10The Truman Show$3,576,418-40%2,186-570$1,636$82,061,9236Paramount