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, Jan. 1 - Sun, Jan. 3

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$68,490,688-9%3,4615$19,789$352,475,7643Fox
2Sherlock Holmes$36,612,481-41%3,6260$10,097$138,715,4372Warner Bros.
3Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$35,189,653-28%3,74747$9,391$156,072,5662Fox
4It's Complicated$18,802,965-15%2,89710$6,490$59,178,8402Universal
5The Blind Side$11,912,7494%2,926160$4,071$208,316,0907Warner Bros.
6Up in the Air$10,720,052-5%1,8950$5,657$44,386,9295Paramount
7The Princess and the Frog$9,824,3119%3,328-147$2,952$85,894,1174Disney
8Did You Hear About the Morgans?$4,932,338-1%2,7180$1,815$25,349,6463Sony / Columbia
9Invictus$3,909,312-3%2,17010$1,802$30,533,9894Warner Bros.
10Nine$3,901,203-28%1,4120$2,763$13,697,2683The Weinstein Company