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, Oct. 27 - Sun, Oct. 29

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw III$33,610,147--3,167--$10,613$33,610,1471Lionsgate
2The Departed$9,849,012-27%2,951-54$3,338$91,100,3664Warner Bros.
3The Prestige$9,574,130-35%2,2810$4,197$28,782,9172Disney
4Flags of Our Fathers$6,347,907-38%2,190314$2,899$19,923,4662Paramount / DreamWorks
5Open Season (2006)$5,862,346-28%3,059-320$1,916$77,120,5225Sony / Columbia
6Flicka$4,728,596-39%2,8770$1,644$13,893,5802Fox
7Man of the Year (2006)$4,727,979-32%2,626104$1,800$28,883,5803Universal
8The Grudge 2$3,264,623-57%3,063-151$1,066$35,984,6603Sony / Columbia
9The Guardian (2006)$2,376,221-35%1,973-585$1,204$49,947,5875Disney
10Catch a Fire$2,026,997--1,305--$1,553$2,026,9971Focus Features