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. 20 - Sun, Dec. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$62,008,452--3,622--$17,120$102,046,8361New Line
2Two Weeks Notice$14,328,533--2,755--$5,201$14,328,5331Warner Bros.
3Maid in Manhattan$10,710,359-43%2,86628$3,737$35,255,8372Sony / Columbia
4Gangs of New York$9,496,870--1,504--$6,314$9,496,8701Miramax
5Drumline$7,125,528-43%1,8371$3,879$22,359,1052Fox
6The Wild Thornberrys Movie$6,015,031--3,012--$1,997$6,015,0311Paramount
7The Hot Chick$4,576,147-38%2,2170$2,064$13,774,1882Disney
8Star Trek: Nemesis$4,415,318-76%2,7110$1,629$26,465,7302Paramount
9Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$4,371,717-31%2,750-275$1,590$228,826,8206Warner Bros.
10Die Another Day$4,031,453-48%2,075-1302$1,943$138,499,2355MGM