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, Mar. 5 - Sun, Mar. 7

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$53,248,063-36%3,170127$16,797$213,890,4422Newmarket
2Starsky & Hutch$28,103,605--3,185--$8,824$28,103,6051Warner Bros.
3Hidalgo$18,829,234--3,063--$6,147$18,829,2341Disney
450 First Dates$7,637,041-39%3,040-410$2,512$99,350,9474Sony / Columbia
5Twisted$5,126,747-42%2,7041$1,896$16,483,9652Paramount
6Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$4,044,714-36%2,180-323$1,855$21,801,6503Disney
7The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$3,037,83840%1,903791$1,596$368,215,29112New Line
8Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$2,962,008-49%2,0420$1,451$10,153,4842Lions Gate
9Miracle$2,542,468-43%1,654-568$1,537$59,824,6655Disney
10Monster$2,123,3876%1,082114$1,962$29,959,71611Newmarket