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, Dec. 21 - Sun, Dec. 23

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$47,209,758--3,359--$14,055$75,127,2251New Line
2Ocean's Eleven$14,716,214-33%3,0750$4,786$95,345,2453Warner Bros.
3Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$13,833,228--3,139--$4,407$13,833,2281Paramount
4Vanilla Sky$12,076,661-52%2,7442$4,401$45,082,5562Paramount
5How High$9,779,850--1,266--$7,725$9,779,8501Universal
6The Majestic$7,366,207--2,361--$3,120$7,366,2071Warner Bros.
7Not Another Teen Movie$7,152,950-43%2,3650$3,025$23,306,1262Sony / Columbia
8Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$7,092,906-28%3,311-111$2,142$264,236,4386Warner Bros.
9Joe Somebody$5,377,635--2,506--$2,146$5,377,6351Fox
10Monsters, Inc.$3,801,332-24%2,097-365$1,813$224,448,1518Disney