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, Jul. 25 - Sun, Jul. 27

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$33,417,739--3,344--$9,993$33,417,7391Miramax / Dimension
2Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$23,135,956-32%3,41657$6,773$176,840,6183Disney
3Bad Boys II$22,050,693-53%3,20216$6,887$88,502,5612Sony / Columbia
4Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$21,783,591--3,222--$6,761$21,783,5911Paramount
5Seabiscuit$20,854,521--1,989--$10,485$20,854,5211Universal
6The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$5,071,723-50%2,532-470$2,003$52,927,1513Fox
7Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$5,064,000-46%2,660-744$1,904$137,461,1004Warner Bros.
8Finding Nemo$4,391,162-40%2,025-455$2,168$313,118,4009Disney
9Johnny English$4,326,809-53%2,2360$1,935$18,433,6142Universal
10Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$2,706,027-56%2,120-1085$1,276$82,172,9794MGM