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, Jul. 21 - Sun, Jul. 23

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1What Lies Beneath$29,703,529--2,813--$10,559$29,703,5291DreamWorks
2X-Men$23,468,310-57%3,11287$7,541$99,320,8672Fox
3Pokemon: The Movie 2000$19,575,608--2,752--$7,113$19,575,6081Warner Bros.
4Scary Movie$15,124,155-42%3,301149$4,582$117,223,1753Miramax / Dimension
5The Perfect Storm$9,680,952-43%3,203-204$3,022$145,357,7264Warner Bros.
6Disney's The Kid$6,688,762-36%2,34323$2,855$42,334,4883Disney
7The Patriot$6,240,288-41%2,751-310$2,268$93,408,1424Sony / Columbia
8Loser$6,008,611--2,016--$2,980$6,008,6111Sony / Columbia
9Chicken Run$4,602,125-42%2,577-376$1,786$53,153,8385DreamWorks
10Me, Myself & Irene$3,022,477-47%2,450-400$1,234$83,007,3645Fox