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. 15 - Sun, Jun. 17

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lara Croft, Tomb Raider$47,735,743--3,308--$14,430$47,735,7431Paramount
2Atlantis: The Lost Empire$20,342,1056083%3,0113009$6,756$20,671,1161Disney
3Shrek$13,181,745-20%3,317-398$3,974$197,528,7355DreamWorks
4Swordfish$12,725,519-30%2,68810$4,734$22,633,1942Warner Bros.
5Pearl Harbor$9,859,120-33%3,140-115$3,140$160,361,9924Disney
6Evolution$6,614,603-51%2,6132$2,531$25,563,3182DreamWorks
7The Animal$5,804,106-40%2,741-47$2,118$16,253,1573Sony / Columbia
8Moulin Rouge!$5,030,270-34%2,084-199$2,414$36,630,0003Fox
9What's the Worst That Could Happen?$3,007,054-45%1,927-748$1,560$9,199,9973MGM
10The Mummy Returns$2,701,414-43%1,777-763$1,520$193,482,6027Universal