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. 14 - Sun, Jan. 16

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Coach Carter$24,182,960--2,524--$9,581$24,182,9601Paramount
2Meet the Fockers$22,514,650-21%3,55427$6,335$234,307,5594Universal
3In Good Company$14,291,0709815%1,5661563$9,126$14,788,4203Universal
4Racing Stripes$13,919,672--3,185--$4,370$13,919,6721Warner Bros.
5Elektra$12,805,071--3,204--$3,997$12,805,0711Fox
6White Noise$12,067,778-50%2,27918$5,295$41,109,5472Universal
7The Aviator (2004)$5,057,536-33%1,95689$2,586$50,247,3014Miramax
8Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$4,039,917-46%2,540-803$1,591$111,119,5505Paramount
9Fat Albert$3,805,037-34%2,043-632$1,862$45,618,9434Fox
10National Treasure$3,295,622-22%1,610-567$2,047$164,862,5999Disney