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, Feb. 9 - Sun, Feb. 11

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Norbit$34,195,197--3,136--$10,904$34,195,1971Paramount / DreamWorks
2Hannibal Rising$13,050,762--3,003--$4,346$13,050,7621MGM / Weinstein
3Because I Said So$9,220,738-30%2,5293$3,646$25,806,4982Universal
4The Messengers$7,218,250-51%2,5291$2,854$24,742,4682Sony / Screen Gems
5Night at the Museum$5,754,248-10%2,702-301$2,130$232,151,3058Fox
6Epic Movie$4,571,448-46%2,806-34$1,629$35,595,4203Fox
7Smokin' Aces$4,112,952-33%2,199-20$1,870$31,171,2293Universal
8Pan's Labyrinth$3,577,154-3%1,14361$3,130$26,616,1607Picturehouse
9Dreamgirls$2,981,691-25%2,284-513$1,305$97,013,0917Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Queen$2,373,121-10%1,564-286$1,517$48,849,00120Miramax