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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kill Bill Vol. 2$25,104,949--2,971--$8,450$25,104,9491Miramax
2The Punisher$13,834,527--2,649--$5,223$13,834,5271Lionsgate
3Johnson Family Vacation$5,950,975-37%1,3269$4,488$20,978,8462Fox Searchlight
4Hellboy$5,652,932-48%2,897-146$1,951$50,308,2513Sony / Columbia
5Home on the Range$5,507,020-32%2,735-323$2,014$37,779,8893Disney
6Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$5,226,501-35%2,810-320$1,860$72,311,5954Warner Bros.
7Walking Tall$4,599,688-46%2,444-392$1,882$36,632,8463MGM
8Ella Enchanted$4,241,089-31%1,9398$2,187$13,580,9672Miramax
9The Alamo (2004)$4,139,775-55%2,6090$1,587$16,403,2082Disney
10The Passion of the Christ$4,051,804-73%2,848-392$1,423$360,764,6888Newmarket