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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Prestige$14,802,134--2,281--$6,489$14,802,1341Disney
2The Departed$13,462,384-29%3,005-12$4,480$76,936,1273Warner Bros.
3Flags of Our Fathers$10,245,053--1,876--$5,461$10,245,0531Paramount / DreamWorks
4Open Season (2006)$8,163,075-27%3,379-308$2,416$69,765,4344Sony / Columbia
5Flicka$7,703,788--2,877--$2,678$7,703,7881Fox
6The Grudge 2$7,654,437-63%3,2143$2,382$31,335,7462Sony / Columbia
7Man of the Year (2006)$6,935,136-44%2,5227$2,750$22,415,5572Universal
8The Marine$3,794,106-47%2,5450$1,491$12,617,0442Fox
9The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning$3,779,829-50%2,569-251$1,471$35,896,4793New Line
10The Guardian (2006)$3,649,651-38%2,558-486$1,427$46,560,5984Disney