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, Feb. 23 - Sun, Feb. 25

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hannibal$15,767,006-47%3,29254$4,789$77,565,2023MGM
2Down to Earth$11,211,225-35%2,5210$4,447$13,969,6512Paramount
33000 Miles to Graceland$7,160,521--2,545--$2,814$7,160,5211Warner Bros.
4Recess: School's Out$6,932,758-31%2,6306$2,636$22,703,9082Disney
5Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon$6,592,288-37%1,74998$3,769$81,934,51712Sony Pictures Classics
6Sweet November$5,136,388-53%2,2680$2,265$16,151,6142Warner Bros.
7Chocolat (2000)$4,761,167-16%1,844363$2,582$30,194,95311Miramax
8The Wedding Planner$3,951,771-31%2,064-290$1,915$52,174,1245Sony / Columbia
9Monkeybone$2,685,078--1,722--$1,559$2,685,0781Fox
10Save the Last Dance$2,286,909-42%1,728-324$1,323$75,952,8987Paramount