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. 4 - Sun, Aug. 6

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$47,041,083--3,803--$12,369$47,041,0831Sony / Columbia
2Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$15,821,042--3,311--$4,778$15,821,0421Paramount
3Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$11,000,614-47%3,436-398$3,202$379,699,4165Disney
4Miami Vice$10,228,189-60%3,0265$3,380$46,283,9362Universal
5The Descent$8,911,417--2,095--$4,254$8,911,4171Lionsgate
6John Tucker Must Die$6,150,037-57%2,5666$2,397$28,723,4022Fox
7Monster House$6,058,181-48%3,029-524$2,000$57,012,5003Sony / Columbia
8The Ant Bully$3,892,747-54%3,0500$1,276$18,155,7062Warner Bros.
9You, Me and Dupree$3,643,905-49%2,263-557$1,610$66,823,5864Universal
10The Night Listener$3,554,134--1,367--$2,600$3,554,1341Miramax