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.
1Varsity Blues$15,204,108--2,121--$7,168$15,204,1081Paramount
2Patch Adams$12,049,345-5%2,893123$4,165$98,697,6664Universal
3A Civil Action$10,291,261-32%2,001199$5,143$25,595,6932Disney
4The Thin Red Line$9,765,762665%1,5281467$6,391$11,700,3164Fox
5At First Sight$8,444,321--1,814--$4,655$8,444,3211MGM
6Stepmom$7,780,255-2%2,3580$3,300$72,015,2944Sony / TriStar
7You've Got Mail$6,622,424-18%2,554-394$2,593$96,732,0745Warner Bros.
8Virus$6,013,640--2,018--$2,980$6,013,6401Universal
9The Prince of Egypt$4,651,830-23%2,215-732$2,100$80,971,4505DreamWorks
10In Dreams$4,593,872--1,670--$2,751$4,593,8721DreamWorks