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. 29 - Sun, Oct. 1

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Open Season (2006)$23,624,418--3,833--$6,163$23,624,4181Sony / Columbia
2The Guardian (2006)$18,006,358--3,241--$5,556$18,006,3581Disney
3jackass: number two$14,605,471-50%3,0634$4,768$52,070,3212Paramount
4School for Scoundrels (2006)$8,603,092--3,004--$2,864$8,603,0921MGM / Weinstein
5Jet Li's Fearless$4,983,865-53%1,8104$2,754$18,071,5632Rogue
6Gridiron Gang$4,582,459-52%3,033-477$1,511$33,258,0283Sony / Columbia
7The Illusionist (2006)$2,738,761-18%1,319-113$2,076$31,386,0357Yari Film Group
8Flyboys$2,351,256-61%2,0330$1,157$9,946,7552MGM
9The Black Dahlia$2,130,480-52%2,009-227$1,060$20,742,1073Universal
10Little Miss Sunshine$1,991,977-29%1,065-319$1,870$53,138,32210Fox Searchlight