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, Dec. 1 - Sun, Dec. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Happy Feet$17,545,110-53%3,8040$4,612$121,504,5493Warner Bros.
2Casino Royale (2006)$15,112,322-51%3,386-57$4,463$115,877,0423Sony / Columbia
3Deja Vu (2006)$10,948,465-47%3,1080$3,523$44,009,6712Disney
4The Nativity Story$7,849,304--3,083--$2,546$7,849,3041New Line
5Deck the Halls$6,676,106-44%3,2050$2,083$25,015,8012Fox
6The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$4,894,307-51%2,617-426$1,870$73,039,3575Disney
7Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$4,747,198-54%2,237-315$2,122$116,240,6435Fox
8Turistas$3,582,062--1,570--$2,282$3,582,0621Fox Atomic
9Stranger Than Fiction$3,356,657-41%1,804-454$1,861$36,910,0964Sony / Columbia
10National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj$2,313,616--1,979--$1,169$2,313,6161MGM