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, Oct. 24 - Sun, Oct. 26

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1High School Musical 3: Senior Year$42,029,346--3,623--$11,601$42,029,3461Disney
2Saw V$30,052,661--3,060--$9,821$30,052,6611Lionsgate
3Max Payne$7,790,728-56%3,3815$2,304$29,855,9952Fox
4Beverly Hills Chihuahua$6,883,411-40%3,190-49$2,158$78,113,5714Disney
5Pride and Glory$6,260,949--2,585--$2,422$6,260,9491Warner Bros. / New Line
6The Secret Life of Bees$6,051,911-43%1,63039$3,713$19,325,2842Fox Searchlight
7W.$5,088,982-52%2,05020$2,482$18,508,5382Lionsgate
8Eagle Eye$5,051,780-28%2,558-768$1,975$87,901,8955Paramount / DreamWorks
9Body of Lies$4,064,448-40%2,150-564$1,890$30,891,0653Warner Bros.
10Quarantine$2,581,468-58%2,228-235$1,159$28,800,4933Sony / Screen Gems