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, Dec. 5 - Sun, Dec. 7

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Four Christmases$16,754,329-46%3,33525$5,024$69,418,7862Warner Bros. / New Line
2Twilight (2008)$13,046,424-50%3,620195$3,604$138,401,7123Summit
3Bolt$9,795,763-63%3,516-138$2,786$79,381,2763Disney
4Australia$7,050,777-52%2,72179$2,591$30,921,2352Fox
5Quantum of Solace$6,752,908-64%3,423-78$1,973$151,620,4754Sony / Columbia
6Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$5,078,792-64%3,317-392$1,531$165,652,2125Paramount / DreamWorks
7Transporter 3$4,669,182-61%2,6260$1,778$25,549,9322Lionsgate
8Punisher: War Zone$4,272,257--2,508--$1,703$4,272,2571Lionsgate
9Role Models$2,575,067-51%1,907-288$1,350$61,616,6755Universal