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, Jun. 1 - Sun, Jun. 3

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pearl Harbor$29,558,276-50%3,2140$9,197$118,852,2842Disney
2Shrek$28,172,872-34%3,66138$7,695$148,361,9983DreamWorks
3The Animal$19,610,520--2,788--$7,034$19,610,5201Sony / Columbia
4Moulin Rouge!$13,718,9475085%2,2792277$6,020$14,395,4921Fox
5What's the Worst That Could Happen?$13,049,114--2,675--$4,878$13,049,1141MGM
6The Mummy Returns$7,752,923-59%3,206-347$2,418$181,180,3825Universal
7A Knight's Tale$3,417,394-53%2,441-523$1,400$15,245,1534Sony / Columbia
8Bridget Jones's Diary$2,014,889-52%1,301-440$1,549$19,608,9028Miramax
9Angel Eyes$1,888,660-62%2,007-400$941$7,561,3523Warner Bros.