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.
1Paranormal Activity$21,103,5908%1,9451185$10,850$61,580,1122Paramount
2Saw VI$14,117,456--3,036--$4,650$14,117,4561Lionsgate
3Where the Wild Things Are$14,020,999-57%3,7350$3,754$53,560,4832Warner Bros.
4Law Abiding Citizen$12,402,952-41%2,8900$4,292$40,005,9982Overture
5Couples Retreat$10,620,765-38%3,07465$3,455$77,737,6503Universal
6Astro Boy$6,703,119--3,014--$2,224$6,703,1191Summit
7Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant$6,291,900--2,754--$2,285$6,291,9001Universal
8The Stepfather (2009)$6,230,964-46%2,7340$2,279$20,082,2422Sony / Screen Gems
9Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$5,251,474-35%2,741-296$1,916$114,854,6966Sony / Columbia
10Zombieland$4,206,828-45%2,447-724$1,719$67,209,7034Sony / Columbia