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, May. 25 - Sun, May. 27

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pearl Harbor$59,078,293--3,214--$18,382$59,078,2931Disney
2Shrek$42,481,2950%3,62336$11,725$99,019,4632DreamWorks
3The Mummy Returns$19,044,005-7%3,553101$5,360$170,690,5454Universal
4A Knight's Tale$7,258,847-30%2,964-16$2,449$15,545,4303Sony / Columbia
5Angel Eyes$4,928,482-47%2,40732$2,048$8,025,8922Warner Bros.
6Bridget Jones's Diary$4,187,21812%1,741-401$2,405$19,953,4757Miramax
7Along Came a Spider$2,111,674-10%1,408-500$1,500$18,839,4808Paramount
8Spy Kids$1,296,8411%1,301-734$997$47,702,0039Miramax / Dimension
9Driven$1,227,553-33%1,523-488$806$7,949,1745Warner Bros.
10Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles$956,082-21%1,214-779$788$4,983,2536Paramount