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, Aug. 5 - Sun, Aug. 7

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dukes of Hazzard$30,675,057--3,785--$8,104$30,675,0571Warner Bros.
2Wedding Crashers$16,035,177-20%3,10676$5,163$143,642,0344New Line
3Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$10,968,270-33%3,702-73$2,963$169,426,5164Warner Bros.
4Sky High$9,005,292-38%2,9127$3,092$32,009,9142Disney
5Must Love Dogs$7,357,639-43%2,5050$2,937$26,222,5932Warner Bros.
6March of the Penguins$7,116,93877%1,8671089$3,812$26,412,4327Warner Independent
7Stealth$5,924,715-55%3,4950$1,695$24,583,7632Sony / Columbia
8Fantastic Four$4,266,731-38%2,339-405$1,824$143,992,7665Fox
9War of the Worlds$3,548,272-35%1,940-384$1,829$224,602,7086Paramount
10The Island (2005)$3,117,126-48%2,138-1000$1,458$30,943,3953DreamWorks