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. 13 - Sun, Jul. 15

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$77,107,180--4,285--$17,995$139,714,1151Warner Bros.
2Transformers$37,028,486-47%4,05039$9,143$224,011,1962Paramount / DreamWorks
3Ratatouille$18,011,251-38%3,625-315$4,969$142,996,0703Disney
4Live Free or Die Hard$11,280,503-36%3,201-210$3,524$103,323,8953Fox
5License to Wed$7,311,943-30%2,715111$2,693$30,382,1402Warner Bros.
61408$4,934,565-30%2,206-425$2,237$62,127,9804MGM / Weinstein
7Evan Almighty$4,894,739-44%2,697-763$1,815$87,787,7914Universal
8Knocked Up$3,675,745-30%1,710-503$2,150$138,219,0037Universal
9Ocean's Thirteen$1,984,389-44%1,244-858$1,595$112,511,5926Warner Bros.
10Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$1,632,099-62%1,312-1306$1,244$127,191,1275Fox