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.
1Remember the Titans$20,905,831--1,865--$11,210$20,905,8311Disney
2The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen$7,205,523-12%1,150486$6,266$15,381,1892Warner Bros.
3Almost Famous$5,570,441-20%1,635442$3,407$14,811,5543DreamWorks
4Urban Legends: Final Cut$4,406,105-48%2,5390$1,735$12,911,6182Sony / Columbia
5Bring It On$3,008,222-30%2,4669$1,220$59,692,7276Universal
6The Watcher$2,280,991-38%2,636-141$865$26,011,8004Universal
7Nurse Betty$2,072,981-37%1,489-2$1,392$21,314,4804USA Films
8Bait$1,731,888-49%2,010-342$862$10,583,1533Warner Bros.
9What Lies Beneath$1,644,682-25%1,674-145$982$150,594,80011DreamWorks
10Space Cowboys$1,402,641-35%2,006-164$699$85,100,8339Warner Bros.