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, Jul. 6 - Sun, Jul. 8

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cats & Dogs$21,707,617--3,040--$7,141$35,756,3771Warner Bros.
2Scary Movie 2$20,504,962--3,220--$6,368$34,518,0891Miramax / Dimension
3A.I. Artificial Intelligence$14,037,726-52%3,2420$4,330$59,574,7762Warner Bros.
4Kiss of the Dragon$13,304,027--2,025--$6,570$13,304,0271Fox
5The Fast and the Furious$12,283,640-39%2,79875$4,390$101,383,7413Universal
6Dr. Dolittle 2$10,466,709-34%3,028-25$3,457$32,429,9973Fox
7Lara Croft, Tomb Raider$6,727,225-34%3,010-339$2,235$69,249,9624Paramount
8Shrek$6,007,080-22%2,107-597$2,851$240,559,3338DreamWorks
9Atlantis: The Lost Empire$5,068,438-39%2,272-758$2,231$38,116,6854Disney
10Baby Boy$4,811,917-44%1,5330$3,139$12,175,0902Sony / Columbia