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. 20 - Sun, Jul. 22

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$34,234,505--3,495--$9,795$34,234,5051Universal
2Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$32,511,257-58%4,2850$7,587$207,865,9842Warner Bros.
3Hairspray (2007)$27,476,745--3,121--$8,804$27,476,7451New Line
4Transformers$20,514,547-45%3,762-288$5,453$262,978,9483Paramount / DreamWorks
5Ratatouille$10,898,742-39%3,402-223$3,204$165,518,0824Disney
6Live Free or Die Hard$7,102,384-37%2,727-474$2,604$116,270,4184Fox
7License to Wed$3,576,132-51%2,525-190$1,416$38,496,1183Warner Bros.
81408$2,620,210-47%1,451-755$1,806$67,454,7035MGM / Weinstein
9Evan Almighty$2,553,681-48%1,779-918$1,435$93,566,2445Universal
10Knocked Up$2,292,787-38%1,288-422$1,780$142,701,2078Universal