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. 29 - Sun, Dec. 31

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum$36,766,45221%3,76880$9,758$115,824,5872Fox
2The Pursuit of Happyness$19,363,04231%2,8707$6,747$98,408,1953Sony / Columbia
3Charlotte's Web (2006)$11,675,47454%3,74517$3,118$52,534,2553Paramount
4The Good Shepherd$11,000,56310%2,2183$4,960$35,064,3102Universal
5Rocky Balboa$10,572,607-13%3,0192$3,502$47,941,7132MGM
6Eragon$8,206,55417%2,985-45$2,749$56,419,9973Fox
7We Are Marshall$8,089,85032%2,6060$3,104$24,029,8782Warner Bros.
8Happy Feet$7,651,14548%2,5650$2,983$175,977,2027Warner Bros.
9The Holiday$6,718,76539%2,69863$2,490$50,031,8584Sony / Columbia
10Blood Diamond$4,896,16157%1,9200$2,550$35,724,5164Warner Bros.