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. 4 - Sun, Dec. 6

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Blind Side$20,043,181-50%3,326186$6,026$128,868,4123Warner Bros.
2The Twilight Saga: New Moon$15,427,628-64%4,12482$3,741$255,362,1763Summit
3Brothers (2009)$9,527,848--2,088--$4,563$9,527,8481Lionsgate
4Disney's A Christmas Carol$7,763,244-51%2,546-467$3,049$115,250,8235Disney
5Old Dogs$6,892,265-59%3,4250$2,012$33,924,2932Disney
62012$6,771,665-62%3,220-224$2,103$148,958,5764Sony / Columbia
7Armored$6,511,128--1,915--$3,400$6,511,1281Sony / Screen Gems
8Ninja Assassin$5,061,499-62%2,5030$2,022$29,821,9222Warner Bros.
9Planet 51$4,386,873-57%2,904-131$1,511$34,051,4563Sony / TriStar
10Everybody's Fine (2009)$3,852,068--2,133--$1,806$3,852,0681Miramax