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. 31 - Sun, Jan. 2

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$41,741,037-9%3,5246$11,845$162,461,2352Universal
2Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$14,587,73416%3,6230$4,026$94,615,9393Paramount
3The Aviator (2004)$11,364,66432%1,7960$6,328$31,546,5452Miramax
4Fat Albert$10,175,5052%2,74470$3,708$33,325,5312Fox
5Ocean's Twelve$9,432,71012%3,2900$2,867$107,009,8304Warner Bros.
6National Treasure$6,768,14171%2,28281$2,966$154,525,0777Disney
7Spanglish$6,184,02433%2,48948$2,485$31,003,3873Sony / Columbia
8The Polar Express$5,609,607-14%2,513-105$2,232$155,125,1808Warner Bros.
9Darkness$4,615,762-25%1,71818$2,687$16,629,3152Miramax / Dimension
10The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$4,424,537-3%1,1050$4,004$14,794,5464Disney