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, Dec. 10 - Sun, Dec. 12

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ocean's Twelve$39,153,793--3,290--$11,901$39,153,7931Warner Bros.
2Blade: Trinity$16,061,271--2,912--$5,516$24,484,6691New Line
3National Treasure$9,832,949-42%3,203-40$3,070$124,071,4134Disney
4The Polar Express$9,588,831-11%3,257-393$2,944$109,833,7895Warner Bros.
5Christmas with the Kranks$7,610,081-32%3,294-122$2,310$54,780,9983Sony / Columbia
6The Incredibles$5,036,873-44%2,656-522$1,896$232,577,1036Disney
7The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie$4,358,154-43%3,3070$1,318$73,595,7534Paramount
8Alexander$1,478,504-69%2,125-320$696$32,594,5243Warner Bros.
9Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason$1,115,105-60%1,701-732$656$38,415,8765Universal
10Ray$954,765-49%1,129-418$846$69,290,0387Universal