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, Sep. 2 - Sun, Sep. 4

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transporter 2$16,540,490--3,303--$5,008$16,540,4901Fox
2The 40-Year-Old Virgin$13,301,744-18%2,90133$4,585$68,651,5463Universal
3The Constant Gardener$8,674,806--1,346--$6,445$10,396,3491Focus
4Red Eye$7,612,773-26%3,13443$2,429$43,691,2003DreamWorks
5The Brothers Grimm$7,196,419-52%3,09811$2,323$26,899,4222Miramax / Dimension
6Four Brothers$5,024,024-36%2,435-214$2,063$63,011,3074Paramount
7Wedding Crashers$4,753,039-21%2,416-321$1,967$194,752,4078New Line
8March of the Penguins$4,059,074-14%2,506112$1,620$62,062,64511Warner Independent
9The Skeleton Key$3,306,958-27%2,414-370$1,370$43,042,5484Universal
10The Cave$2,948,239-52%2,1950$1,343$10,963,4152Sony / Screen Gems