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, Jan. 3 - Sun, Jan. 5

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$25,017,530-49%3,6220$6,907$261,031,9443New Line
2Catch Me If You Can (2002)$21,143,257-30%3,17014$6,670$97,439,2732DreamWorks
3Two Weeks Notice$11,126,433-28%2,7550$4,039$68,810,7813Warner Bros.
4Maid in Manhattan$8,620,517-31%3,050112$2,826$76,327,2894Sony / Columbia
5Gangs of New York$7,327,177-33%2,305115$3,179$47,084,9833Miramax
6The Wild Thornberrys Movie$5,509,680-25%2,881-131$1,912$31,528,9363Paramount
7Drumline$5,303,002-35%1,653-16$3,208$47,541,5814Fox
8Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$4,655,191-28%2,015-490$2,310$252,104,9098Warner Bros.
9The Hot Chick$3,631,339-25%2,160-86$1,681$29,853,0734Disney
10Die Another Day$2,939,517-33%1,808-67$1,626$153,770,2557MGM