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, Sep. 15 - Sun, Sep. 17

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Watcher$5,805,838-36%2,7453$2,115$17,377,2952Universal
2Bait$5,485,591--2,352--$2,332$5,485,5911Warner Bros.
3Bring It On$5,083,388-25%2,42711$2,095$50,930,3934Universal
4Nurse Betty$4,658,762-35%1,46910$3,171$13,764,4522USA Films
5Space Cowboys$2,515,232-25%2,461-146$1,022$81,541,6867Warner Bros.
6The Cell$2,448,021-33%2,250-226$1,088$33,293,5985New Line
7What Lies Beneath$2,406,699-13%2,007-159$1,199$145,576,6689DreamWorks
8Scary Movie$2,039,085923%1,9971624$1,021$149,695,81211Miramax / Dimension
9The Art of War$1,553,230-37%1,705-665$911$14,440,5894Warner Bros.
10The Original Kings of Comedy$1,537,461-35%1,04043$1,478$33,011,1305Paramount