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, Oct. 5 - Sun, Oct. 7

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Training Day$22,550,788--2,712--$8,315$22,550,7881Warner Bros.
2Serendipity$13,309,241--2,601--$5,117$13,309,2411Miramax
3Don't Say a Word$9,766,100-43%2,84240$3,436$26,856,5742Fox
4Zoolander$9,518,273-39%2,52013$3,777$25,043,3162Paramount
5Joy Ride$7,347,259--2,497--$2,942$7,347,2591Fox
6Max Keeble's Big Move$5,377,958--2,014--$2,670$5,377,9581Disney
7Hearts in Atlantis$5,024,920-44%2,010259$2,500$14,046,4142Warner Bros.
8Hardball$3,566,255-31%2,31496$1,541$26,167,8234Paramount
9The Others$2,848,616-40%2,272-452$1,254$68,962,6769Miramax
10Rush Hour 2$1,724,118-31%1,549-537$1,113$202,211,28410New Line