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, Jul. 8 - Sun, Jul. 10

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fantastic Four$56,061,028--3,602--$15,564$56,061,0281Fox
2War of the Worlds$30,468,895-53%3,9102$7,793$164,977,5822Paramount
3Batman Begins$10,012,425-36%3,344-421$2,994$171,904,2024Warner Bros.
4Dark Water$9,939,042--2,657--$3,741$9,939,0421Disney
5Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$7,871,015-26%2,781-204$2,830$158,667,5375Fox
6Herbie: Fully Loaded$6,059,842-31%3,002-519$2,019$48,290,1033Disney
7Bewitched$5,584,233-39%3,014-174$1,853$50,936,0793Sony / Columbia
8Madagascar$4,009,737-26%2,162-364$1,855$179,259,7387DreamWorks
9Rebound$3,024,055-40%2,4640$1,227$11,514,1972Fox
10Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$2,601,161-36%1,355-404$1,920$370,816,7448Fox