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. 17 - Sun, Nov. 19

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Happy Feet$41,534,608--3,804--$10,919$41,534,6081Warner Bros.
2Casino Royale (2006)$40,833,504--3,434--$11,891$40,833,5041Sony / Columbia
3Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$14,602,571-48%2,61145$5,593$90,756,7423Fox
4The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$8,302,287-51%3,359-99$2,472$51,701,5823Disney
5Stranger Than Fiction$6,605,056-51%2,2706$2,910$22,904,4012Sony / Columbia
6Flushed Away$6,596,081-60%3,307-400$1,995$48,587,5603Paramount / DreamWorks
7Saw III$2,915,600-58%1,942-1071$1,501$74,965,5824Lionsgate
8Babel$2,904,760-48%1,2510$2,322$12,018,0954Paramount Vantage
9The Departed$2,585,184-50%1,611-599$1,605$113,845,7317Warner Bros.
10Let's Go to Prison$2,219,324--1,495--$1,484$2,219,3241Universal