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, Sep. 21 - Sun, Sep. 23

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hardball$8,058,338-14%2,21073$3,646$17,444,6802Paramount
2The Others$5,083,00411%2,801-42$1,815$61,328,8437Miramax
3The Glass House$4,407,767-23%1,5910$2,770$10,146,2152Sony / Columbia
4The Musketeer$3,551,029-35%2,50024$1,420$22,671,6543Universal
5Rush Hour 2$3,520,978-14%2,129-139$1,654$198,002,2628New Line
6Two Can Play That Game$3,212,217-30%1,30811$2,456$15,538,0023Sony / Screen Gems
7Rat Race$2,939,170-17%2,417-78$1,216$35,683,3726Paramount
8Rock Star$2,933,530-13%2,162-363$1,357$12,340,7113Warner Bros.
9Jeepers Creepers$2,774,511-28%2,576-271$1,077$15,564,3064MGM / United Artists
10American Pie 2$2,689,725-25%2,117-222$1,271$139,656,4717Universal