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, Aug. 24 - Sun, Aug. 26

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superbad$18,044,252-45%2,9480$6,121$68,617,0622Sony / Columbia
2The Bourne Ultimatum$12,471,728-37%3,679-22$3,390$185,254,2744Universal
3Rush Hour 3$11,706,643-45%3,408-370$3,435$108,477,1853New Line
4Mr. Bean's Holiday$9,891,298--1,714--$5,771$9,891,2981Universal
5WAR$9,820,256--2,277--$4,313$9,820,2561Lionsgate
6The Nanny Diaries$7,480,708--2,629--$2,845$7,480,7081MGM / Weinstein
7The Simpsons Movie$4,318,705-37%2,600-562$1,661$173,355,8785Fox
8Stardust$3,872,708-31%2,339-226$1,656$26,379,0753Paramount
9Hairspray (2007)$3,265,384-27%2,016-373$1,620$107,288,1636New Line
10The Invasion$3,093,529-48%2,7760$1,114$11,471,8202Warner Bros.