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. 28 - Sun, Jul. 30

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$42,517,781--3,242--$13,115$42,517,7811Universal
2What Lies Beneath$22,863,530-23%2,82512$8,093$69,353,1302DreamWorks
3X-Men$12,681,607-46%3,107-5$4,082$122,939,7673Fox
4Scary Movie$8,309,217-45%3,256-45$2,552$132,773,3624Miramax / Dimension
5The Perfect Storm$7,517,689-22%3,093-110$2,431$158,059,3335Warner Bros.
6Pokemon: The Movie 2000$6,202,920-68%2,7520$2,254$33,059,4312Warner Bros.
7Disney's The Kid$5,211,183-22%2,328-15$2,238$52,161,3654Disney
8The Patriot$4,443,467-29%2,329-422$1,908$101,214,3865Sony / Columbia
9Thomas and the Magic Railroad$4,154,932--2,016--$2,061$6,517,8141Destination
10Chicken Run$3,439,300-25%2,114-463$1,627$56,593,1386DreamWorks