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.
1The Best Man$9,031,660--1,346--$6,710$9,031,6601Universal
2Double Jeopardy$7,622,515-25%3,00266$2,539$90,693,4575Paramount
3Fight Club$6,335,870-43%1,9663$3,223$21,943,2582Fox
4Bringing Out the Dead$6,193,052--1,936--$3,199$6,193,0521Paramount
5The Story of Us$5,361,125-45%2,1662$2,475$17,772,9202Universal
6American Beauty$5,180,253-22%1,459109$3,551$48,453,5076DreamWorks
7Bats$4,717,902--2,540--$1,857$4,717,9021Destination
8Three to Tango$4,406,135--2,234--$1,972$4,406,1351Warner Bros.
9Three Kings$4,274,782-41%2,411-531$1,773$34,242,2404Warner Bros.
10The Sixth Sense$4,057,846-21%2,191-491$1,852$254,432,89112Disney