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, Feb. 25 - Sun, Feb. 27

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Whole Nine Yards$9,563,311-30%2,9100$3,286$28,446,4362Warner Bros.
2Snow Day$8,336,189-28%2,7097$3,077$42,675,5673Paramount
3Reindeer Games$8,128,356--2,204--$3,688$8,128,3561Miramax / Dimension
4Hanging Up$7,437,624-53%2,6180$2,841$26,001,0352Sony / Columbia
5Pitch Black$7,136,877-39%1,93098$3,698$22,994,3452USA Films
6The Tigger Movie$6,307,285-23%2,81863$2,238$30,646,9533Disney
7Wonder Boys$5,808,919--1,253--$4,636$5,856,8532Paramount
8Scream 3$5,021,034-42%3,099-269$1,620$78,820,4974Miramax / Dimension
9American Beauty$4,607,709-30%1,32336$3,483$80,822,25124DreamWorks
10The Cider House Rules$4,066,25119%1,346489$3,021$24,076,29012Miramax