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, Jun. 30 - Sun, Jul. 2

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perfect Storm$41,326,983--3,407--$12,130$41,326,9831Warner Bros.
2The Patriot$22,414,269--3,061--$7,323$31,736,9621Sony / Columbia
3Me, Myself & Irene$13,329,769-45%3,08768$4,318$49,192,4982Fox
4Chicken Run$13,192,897-25%2,851360$4,627$30,699,0592DreamWorks
5The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle$6,814,265--2,460--$2,770$6,814,2651Universal
6Shaft$6,665,815-48%2,43326$2,740$41,088,4073Paramount
7Big Momma's House$6,062,576-29%2,392-454$2,535$95,317,9345Fox
8Gone in 60 Seconds$5,320,064-44%2,651-438$2,007$78,914,7934Disney
9Mission: Impossible II$4,908,428-35%2,667-578$1,840$197,083,0526Paramount
10Gladiator (2000)$2,426,884-37%1,411-401$1,720$169,749,6359DreamWorks