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, Jan. 7 - Sun, Jan. 9

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$28,498,123-32%3,5273$8,080$204,297,2953Universal
2White Noise$24,113,770--2,261--$10,665$24,113,7701Universal
3The Aviator (2004)$7,492,647-34%1,86771$4,013$42,805,7973Miramax
4Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$7,438,708-49%3,343-280$2,225$105,568,8824Paramount
5Fat Albert$5,748,443-44%2,675-69$2,149$41,023,1643Fox
6Ocean's Twelve$5,312,079-44%3,010-280$1,765$115,318,1375Warner Bros.
7Spanglish$4,252,233-31%2,58798$1,644$37,510,9404Sony / Columbia
8National Treasure$4,251,219-37%2,177-105$1,953$160,524,4128Disney
9The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$2,744,526-38%1,1050$2,484$19,448,6835Disney
10Finding Neverland$2,264,995-13%1,07723$2,103$24,849,1909Miramax