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. 26 - Sun, Nov. 28

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure$32,157,066-8%3,243226$9,916$87,270,2892Disney
2The Incredibles$23,580,136-11%3,453-230$6,829$214,295,0694Disney
3Christmas with the Kranks$21,570,242--3,393--$6,357$30,816,5911Sony / Columbia
4The Polar Express$19,389,20724%3,6500$5,312$81,485,2793Warner Bros.
5The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie$17,843,997-44%3,30795$5,396$58,792,2392Paramount
6Alexander$13,686,735--2,445--$5,598$21,837,1561Warner Bros.
7Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason$6,231,544-38%2,47323$2,520$31,964,4003Universal
8Ray$3,975,960-13%1,499-528$2,652$65,126,3905Universal
9After the Sunset$3,101,979-39%2,309-510$1,343$24,326,1863New Line
10The Grudge$1,950,972-49%1,486-626$1,313$107,779,1786Sony / Columbia