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. 24 - Sun, Mar. 26

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Erin Brockovich$18,546,122-34%2,8513$6,505$55,856,4162Universal
2Romeo Must Die$18,014,503--2,641--$6,821$24,582,9991Warner Bros.
3Final Destination$7,218,840-28%2,5870$2,790$17,234,6622New Line
4Mission to Mars$5,720,133-50%3,10141$1,845$49,234,2933Disney
5Here on Earth$4,510,705--1,712--$2,635$4,510,7051Fox
6Whatever It Takes$4,104,298--2,272--$1,806$4,104,2981Sony / Columbia
7American Beauty$4,024,98327%1,6621$2,422$101,751,35128DreamWorks
8My Dog Skip$3,058,430-42%2,3310$1,312$25,713,07611Warner Bros.
9The Cider House Rules$2,799,55613%1,671-67$1,675$36,874,28616Miramax
10The Whole Nine Yards$2,003,905-39%2,109-394$950$48,508,3876Warner Bros.