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, Jul. 6 - Sun, Jul. 8

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers$70,502,462--4,011--$17,577$155,406,7111Paramount / DreamWorks
2Ratatouille$29,014,436-38%3,9400$7,364$109,531,3272Disney
3Live Free or Die Hard$17,730,770-47%3,4113$5,198$84,422,8282Fox
4License to Wed$10,422,811--2,604--$4,003$17,840,0701Warner Bros.
5Evan Almighty$8,719,299-42%3,460-176$2,520$78,705,4693Universal
61408$7,089,022-34%2,631-102$2,694$53,739,0973MGM / Weinstein
7Knocked Up$5,222,457-28%2,213-452$2,360$132,091,2646Universal
8Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$4,240,420-54%2,618-806$1,620$123,880,1504Fox
9Ocean's Thirteen$3,525,419-42%2,102-801$1,677$109,149,8605Warner Bros.
10Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$3,008,241-39%1,869-293$1,610$301,725,8507Disney