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, Mar. 14 - Sun, Mar. 16

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$45,012,336--3,954--$11,384$45,012,3361Fox
210,000 B.C.$16,772,943-53%3,4100$4,919$61,577,6572Warner Bros.
3Never Back Down$8,602,117--2,729--$3,152$8,602,1171Summit
4College Road Trip$7,810,116-43%2,7060$2,886$24,203,6332Disney
5Vantage Point$5,463,688-26%2,761-402$1,979$59,263,8334Sony / Columbia
6The Bank Job$5,055,176-15%1,61310$3,134$13,259,6522Lionsgate
7Doomsday$4,926,747--1,936--$2,545$4,926,7471Rogue
8Semi-Pro$3,043,162-47%2,270-851$1,341$29,816,2923New Line
9The Other Boleyn Girl$2,881,755-29%1,21245$2,378$19,151,9903Sony / Columbia
10The Spiderwick Chronicles$2,335,684-50%2,407-839$970$65,377,5065Paramount