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. 15 - Sun, Jul. 17

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$56,177,634--3,770--$14,901$56,177,6341Warner Bros.
2Wedding Crashers$33,900,720--2,925--$11,590$33,900,7201New Line
3Fantastic Four$22,783,284-59%3,61917$6,295$100,194,4202Fox
4War of the Worlds$15,244,749-50%3,724-186$4,094$192,434,0403Paramount
5Batman Begins$6,034,545-40%2,810-534$2,148$183,143,0555Warner Bros.
6Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$5,234,944-33%2,370-411$2,209$168,276,1506Fox
7Dark Water$4,610,916-54%2,6570$1,735$18,885,6972Disney
8Herbie: Fully Loaded$3,619,177-40%2,481-521$1,459$55,964,0554Disney
9Bewitched$2,556,163-54%2,290-724$1,116$57,027,1704Sony / Columbia
10Madagascar$2,309,099-42%1,779-383$1,298$184,086,3908DreamWorks