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, Nov. 21 - Sun, Nov. 23

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$38,330,309--3,464--$11,065$38,330,3091Universal
2Gothika$19,289,664--2,382--$8,098$19,289,6641Warner Bros.
3Elf$18,715,992-29%3,3810$5,536$94,740,2583New Line
4Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$15,212,900-39%3,1010$4,906$47,278,4762Fox
5Love Actually$8,644,424-1%1,690513$5,115$30,438,6963Universal
6The Matrix Revolutions$7,031,714-57%3,024-478$2,325$125,384,5373Warner Bros.
7Brother Bear$5,346,229-56%2,885-145$1,853$70,320,7964Disney
8Looney Tunes: Back in Action$4,214,213-55%2,9030$1,452$14,890,7532Warner Bros.
9Scary Movie 3$3,135,252-49%2,359-601$1,329$106,483,6325Miramax / Dimension
10Radio$2,618,311-46%1,925-491$1,360$47,083,9355Sony / Columbia