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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Angels & Demons$46,204,631--3,527--$13,100$46,204,6311Sony / Columbia
2Star Trek$43,035,546-43%3,86011$11,149$147,646,9832Paramount
3X-Men Origins: Wolverine$14,702,123-44%3,892-210$3,778$150,992,7003Fox
4Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$6,654,703-35%3,150-25$2,113$39,857,9343Warner Bros. / New Line
5Obsessed$4,589,378-30%2,63432$1,742$62,609,5674Sony / Screen Gems
617 Again$3,367,723-20%2,450-453$1,375$58,367,7715Warner Bros. / New Line
7Monsters vs. Aliens$3,182,847-2%1,951-234$1,631$190,741,0758Paramount / DreamWorks
8The Soloist$2,402,511-39%2,022-68$1,188$27,504,9094Paramount / DreamWorks
9Next Day Air$2,245,436-45%1,1391$1,971$7,612,8082Summit
10Earth (2009)$1,698,123-36%1,584-210$1,072$29,087,0354Disneynature