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.
1Rules of Engagement$10,933,627-27%3,19035$3,427$30,599,1642Paramount
228 Days$10,310,672--2,523--$4,087$10,310,6721Sony / Columbia
3Keeping the Faith$8,078,671--2,152--$3,754$8,078,6711Disney
4Erin Brockovich$7,029,877-28%3,07066$2,290$99,319,3945Universal
5The Road to El Dorado$6,156,564-32%3,2230$1,910$33,045,0063DreamWorks
6Return to Me$5,008,744-36%2,320313$2,159$15,253,9272MGM
7American Psycho$4,961,015--1,236--$4,014$4,961,0151Lionsgate
8The Skulls$4,023,725-38%2,409-7$1,670$25,722,0953Universal
9Final Destination$3,049,212-20%1,509-505$2,021$29,474,2295New Line
10Ready to Rumble$2,685,718-49%2,5850$1,039$9,151,6212Warner Bros.