Grosses

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Still Atop on Thursday with $3.3 MillionJuly 25, 2014 07:10 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Fox reports that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took in $3.3 million on Thursday, off 43 percent from the same day last week. The sequel has amassed an impressive $155.7 million domestically in its first two weeks, pacing 32.5 percent ahead of its 2011 predecessor.

Universal's The Purge: Anarchy posted $2.1 million yesterday to give it a one-week sum of $41.4 million. That's about 5 percent behind where the original film stood at the same point in release, although still an overall healthy total for the follow-up.

Disney reports that Planes: Fire and Rescue grossed $2.0 million on Thursday. The animated sequel has tallied $25.8 million in its first seven days, or about 19 percent less than its 2013 predecessor at the same point.

Sony's Sex Tape bagged $1.26 million yesterday, giving it $20.9 million through 7 days of release. Unfortunately, the R-rated comedy is trailing fellow Cameron Diaz-Jason Segel flick Bad Teacher by 54 percent.

Rounding out the top five, Transformers: Age of Extinction posted $0.95 million on Thursday to give it a 46 percent week-to-week drop and a new domestic cume of $231.75 million. The sequel surpassed X-Men: Days of Future Past on Wednesday to become this summer's top grossing film so far. It currently leads Captain America: The Winter Soldier by 1 percent at the same point in release, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon by 30 percent.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 5 - Sun, Jan. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Pursuit of Happyness$12,881,769-33%3,027157$4,256$124,035,4914Sony / Columbia
2Children of Men$10,198,3471939%1,2091193$8,435$11,805,5471Universal
3Freedom Writers$9,404,864--1,360--$6,915$9,404,8641Paramount
4Happily N'Ever After$6,607,907--2,381--$2,775$6,607,9071Lionsgate
5Charlotte's Web (2006)$6,597,609-43%3,303-442$1,997$66,964,5794Paramount
6The Good Shepherd$6,445,450-41%2,25032$2,865$48,342,3453Universal
7Rocky Balboa$6,017,482-43%3,018-1$1,994$60,644,1853MGM
8We Are Marshall$4,875,618-40%2,502-104$1,949$34,067,6003Warner Bros.
9Eragon$4,810,785-41%2,625-360$1,833$67,044,5434Fox
10Code Name: The Cleaner$4,244,142--1,736--$2,445$4,244,1421New Line