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, Apr. 23 - Sun, Apr. 25

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Matrix$12,643,423-30%2,9030$4,355$117,086,2504Warner Bros.
2Life$11,257,995-45%2,5973$4,335$31,672,7702Universal
3Never Been Kissed$6,014,493-28%2,50042$2,406$26,262,6893Fox
4Pushing Tin$3,555,032--1,283--$2,771$3,555,0321Fox
5Analyze This$3,107,637-21%2,130-177$1,459$72,697,0048Warner Bros.
6Lost and Found (1999)$3,024,709--2,469--$1,225$3,024,7091Warner Bros.
710 Things I Hate About You$2,717,023-27%2,235-76$1,216$19,830,4935Disney
8Go$2,020,829-33%1,5630$1,293$9,745,9363Sony / Columbia
9The Out-of-Towners$2,017,725-35%2,1289$948$18,367,4504Paramount
10Forces of Nature$1,624,689-34%1,950-264$833$36,777,3676DreamWorks