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, Jun. 20 - Sun, Jun. 22

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hulk$62,129,800--3,660--$16,975$62,129,8001Universal
2Finding Nemo$21,139,882-26%3,404-21$6,210$228,553,3544Disney
32 Fast 2 Furious$11,099,474-41%3,140-278$3,535$102,889,1143Universal
4Bruce Almighty$9,807,531-31%3,074-403$3,190$210,546,9625Universal
5The Italian Job$7,165,562-25%2,095-602$3,420$67,637,3824Paramount
6Rugrats Go Wild$6,942,576-40%3,0410$2,283$23,798,7002Paramount
7Alex & Emma$6,111,293--2,310--$2,646$6,111,2931Warner Bros.
8Hollywood Homicide$5,928,849-47%2,8400$2,088$21,562,2212Sony / Columbia
9Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd$4,357,873-60%2,6090$1,670$20,020,2182New Line
10The Matrix Reloaded$3,941,453-31%1,850-500$2,131$264,405,0656Warner Bros.