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, Nov. 18 - Sun, Nov. 20

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$102,686,637--3,858--$26,617$102,686,6371Warner Bros.
2Walk the Line$22,347,966--2,961--$7,547$22,347,9661Fox
3Chicken Little$14,711,932-54%3,514-144$4,187$99,092,4533Disney
4Derailed$6,506,780-47%2,4474$2,659$21,816,8742The Weinstein Company
5Zathura$5,133,343-62%3,2329$1,588$20,317,0902Sony / Columbia
6Jarhead$4,752,586-60%2,413-35$1,970$54,280,5283Universal
7Get Rich or Die Tryin'$4,421,035-63%1,66614$2,654$24,549,1832Paramount
8Saw II$3,962,538-57%2,257-692$1,756$79,920,3504Lionsgate
9The Legend of Zorro$2,354,332-63%2,150-903$1,095$42,839,6194Sony / Columbia
10Prime$1,564,839-60%1,229-552$1,273$21,401,2624Universal