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, Jan. 22 - Sun, Jan. 24

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Varsity Blues$10,574,508-30%2,339218$4,521$12,885,8022Paramount
2Patch Adams$8,101,351-33%2,90916$2,785$108,586,3635Universal
3A Civil Action$7,648,388-26%2,02625$3,775$22,952,8203Disney
4The Thin Red Line$5,794,840-41%1,53810$3,768$7,729,3945Fox
5Stepmom$5,146,032-34%2,3580$2,182$78,561,3985Sony / TriStar
6At First Sight$4,787,150-43%1,83824$2,605$13,231,4712MGM
7You've Got Mail$4,112,471-38%2,331-223$1,764$100,844,5456Warner Bros.
8The Prince of Egypt$3,926,713-16%2,001-214$1,962$87,326,4816DreamWorks
9Virus$3,012,430-50%2,015-3$1,495$9,026,0702Universal
10In Dreams$2,701,193-41%1,68212$1,606$8,161,0452DreamWorks