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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Resident Evil: Extinction$23,679,360--2,828--$8,373$23,679,3601Sony / Screen Gems
2Good Luck Chuck$13,652,396--2,612--$5,227$13,652,3961Lionsgate
3The Brave One$7,313,159-46%2,7550$2,655$25,003,7332Warner Bros.
43:10 to Yuma (2007)$6,157,998-31%2,902235$2,122$37,720,3213Lionsgate
5Eastern Promises$5,659,587934%1,4041389$4,031$6,461,6862Focus
6Sydney White$5,195,313--2,104--$2,469$5,195,3131Universal
7Mr. Woodcock$4,923,896-44%2,2376$2,201$15,651,5012New Line
8Superbad$3,110,998-39%2,305-605$1,350$116,182,1826Sony / Columbia
9The Bourne Ultimatum$2,872,145-30%2,009-602$1,430$220,241,9368Universal
10Dragon Wars: D-War$2,596,278-48%2,246-31$1,156$8,661,3532Freestyle