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. 23 - Sun, Sep. 25

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Flightplan$24,630,972--3,424--$7,194$24,630,9721Disney
2Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$19,144,7174827%3,2043199$5,975$19,656,4131Warner Bros.
3Just Like Heaven$9,621,120-41%3,5091$2,742$29,818,0132DreamWorks
4Roll Bounce$7,570,416--1,625--$4,659$7,570,4161Fox Searchlight
5The Exorcism of Emily Rose$7,447,672-50%3,04562$2,446$62,256,5803Sony / Screen Gems
6Lord of War$5,035,112-46%2,8140$1,789$17,384,0472Lionsgate
7The 40-Year-Old Virgin$4,311,390-28%2,581-425$1,670$96,944,1676Universal
8The Constant Gardener$2,324,326-36%1,282-105$1,813$27,670,6414Focus
9Transporter 2$2,228,220-44%1,726-1079$1,291$39,905,4344Fox
10Cry Wolf$2,189,343-51%1,787-2$1,225$7,458,1132Rogue