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, Nov. 23 - Sun, Nov. 25

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Enchanted$34,439,829--3,730--$9,233$49,059,3011Disney
2This Christmas$17,959,155--1,858--$9,666$26,341,9521Sony / Screen Gems
3Beowulf$16,538,710-40%3,21865$5,139$56,634,9452Paramount
4Hitman$13,180,681--2,458--$5,362$21,094,4391Fox
5Bee Movie$11,812,711-16%3,507-477$3,368$111,859,3284Paramount / DreamWorks
6Fred Claus$10,573,412-11%3,6030$2,935$52,870,0893Warner Bros.
7August Rush$9,420,907--2,310--$4,078$13,242,7831Warner Bros.
8American Gangster$9,013,760-30%2,799-311$3,220$115,552,8804Universal
9The Mist$8,931,701--2,423--$3,686$12,861,5301MGM / Weinstein
10Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium$7,935,689-18%3,1684$2,505$22,179,1682Fox