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. 21 - Sun, Aug. 23

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blade$17,073,856--2,322--$7,353$17,073,8561New Line
2Saving Private Ryan$10,142,011-23%2,67117$3,797$142,750,7585DreamWorks
3There's Something About Mary$7,690,128-13%2,186-17$3,518$67,390,3156Fox
4How Stella Got Her Groove Back$6,475,031-43%1,3994$4,628$22,153,9302Fox
5Snake Eyes$5,046,651-42%2,642-76$1,910$29,995,3333Paramount
6Dead Man on Campus$4,704,688--1,797--$2,618$4,704,6881Paramount
7Ever After: A Cinderella Story$4,575,973-24%1,864-194$2,455$26,795,2874Fox
8Dance with Me$4,507,663--1,467--$3,073$4,507,6631Sony / Columbia
9The Parent Trap$3,885,840-31%2,169-238$1,792$28,826,7744Disney
10The Avengers (1998)$3,664,587-64%2,4660$1,486$13,970,5442Warner Bros.