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, Mar. 9 - Sun, Mar. 11

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Mexican$12,244,159-39%2,9598$4,138$38,392,6052DreamWorks
215 Minutes$10,523,154--2,337--$4,503$10,523,1541New Line
3See Spot Run$6,612,720-32%2,6560$2,490$16,327,8222Warner Bros.
4Hannibal$5,847,287-42%2,947-325$1,984$93,463,4975MGM
5Down to Earth$5,587,061-29%2,5210$2,216$27,372,0944Paramount
6Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon$4,257,190-13%1,7565$2,424$94,506,50714Sony Pictures Classics
7Get Over It$4,134,977--1,742--$2,374$4,134,9771Miramax / Dimension
8Chocolat (2000)$3,843,988-8%1,92871$1,994$38,238,99313Miramax
9Recess: School's Out$2,308,103-42%2,339-164$987$30,598,2064Disney
10The Wedding Planner$1,406,517-36%1,223-485$1,150$57,248,7367Sony / Columbia