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. 14 - Sun, Nov. 16

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Quantum of Solace$67,529,494--3,451--$19,568$67,529,4941Sony / Columbia
2Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$35,017,146-45%4,0659$8,614$116,905,0212Paramount / DreamWorks
3Role Models$11,149,153-42%2,7986$3,985$37,574,7362Universal
4High School Musical 3: Senior Year$5,656,419-38%3,202-262$1,767$84,166,4984Disney
5Changeling$4,253,924-41%1,89641$2,244$27,631,9014Universal
6Zack and Miri Make a Porno$3,146,962-50%2,210-525$1,424$26,464,1643The Weinstein Company
7Soul Men$2,348,421-57%2,0484$1,147$9,369,8582MGM / Weinstein
8The Secret Life of Bees$2,339,641-24%1,449-32$1,615$33,629,4645Fox Searchlight
9Saw V$1,768,000-57%2,002-827$883$55,379,2834Lionsgate
10Beverly Hills Chihuahua$1,579,869-37%1,617-742$977$90,881,6747Disney