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. 18 - Sun, Dec. 20

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$77,025,481--3,452--$22,313$77,025,4811Fox
2The Princess and the Frog$12,185,949-50%3,47541$3,507$44,716,3582Disney
3The Blind Side$10,021,280-33%3,40719$2,941$164,726,3785Warner Bros.
4Did You Hear About the Morgans?$6,616,571--2,718--$2,434$6,616,5711Sony / Columbia
5The Twilight Saga: New Moon$4,407,598-45%3,035-600$1,452$274,597,4435Summit
6Invictus$4,203,171-51%2,1250$1,978$15,877,9562Warner Bros.
7Disney's A Christmas Carol$3,443,464-50%2,070-332$1,664$130,814,8467Disney
8Brothers (2009)$2,889,121-42%2,009-79$1,438$22,349,8623Lionsgate
9Old Dogs$2,340,575-47%2,630-460$890$43,625,3794Disney
102012$2,204,688-49%2,242-596$983$159,028,8866Sony / Columbia