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, Mar. 26 - Sun, Mar. 28

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Forces of Nature$9,439,629-30%2,224166$4,244$22,950,3572DreamWorks
2Analyze This$8,671,921-26%2,5370$3,418$54,334,4454Warner Bros.
3EDtv$8,311,290--2,627--$3,164$8,311,2901Universal
4The Mod Squad$6,064,716--2,290--$2,648$6,064,7161MGM
5Doug's First Movie$4,470,489--2,268--$1,971$4,470,4891Disney
6Shakespeare in Love$4,284,16944%1,931665$2,219$59,097,73616Miramax
7True Crime$3,352,244-36%1,8520$1,810$8,628,3532Warner Bros.
8Life is Beautiful$3,244,28445%1,121474$2,894$29,329,25723Miramax
9Baby Geniuses$2,732,501-37%1,7024$1,605$12,658,1963Sony / Columbia
10Cruel Intentions$2,274,293-43%1,951-284$1,166$26,310,4774Sony / Columbia