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. 31 - Sun, Feb. 2

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Recruit$16,301,731--2,376--$6,861$16,301,7311Disney
2Final Destination 2$16,017,141--2,834--$5,652$16,017,1411New Line
3Biker Boyz$10,105,338--1,766--$5,722$10,105,3381DreamWorks
4Kangaroo Jack$9,049,408-22%2,8480$3,177$45,889,8013Warner Bros.
5Darkness Falls$7,018,079-42%2,86528$2,450$21,802,7502Sony / Columbia
6The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$5,087,899-23%2,175-491$2,339$316,027,4997New Line
7Catch Me If You Can (2002)$5,076,055-22%2,316-460$2,192$152,164,9226DreamWorks
8Just Married$4,811,252-26%2,408-297$1,998$49,731,0504Fox
9About Schmidt$4,515,337-16%1,2360$3,653$42,503,9508New Line
10National Security$4,312,854-41%2,494-235$1,729$32,351,2343Sony / Columbia