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, Jul. 2 - Sun, Jul. 4

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wild Wild West$27,688,255--3,342--$8,285$40,958,1861Warner Bros.
2Big Daddy$20,013,415-52%3,12194$6,413$61,549,7852Sony / Columbia
3Tarzan (1999)$13,914,914-42%3,10354$4,484$72,332,3413Disney
4South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut$11,335,889--2,128--$5,327$19,638,6941Paramount
5The General's Daughter$10,706,418-29%2,8580$3,746$48,216,8453Paramount
6Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$9,540,629-32%2,628-498$3,630$369,417,7747Fox
7Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me$8,956,912-51%3,091-223$2,898$143,451,6454New Line
8Summer of Sam$5,952,452--1,536--$3,875$5,952,4521Disney
9Notting Hill$3,868,696-30%1,944-615$1,990$96,636,7866Universal