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, Mar. 5 - Sun, Mar. 7

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Alice in Wonderland (2010)$116,101,023--3,728--$31,143$116,101,0231Disney
2Brooklyn's Finest$13,350,299--1,936--$6,896$13,350,2991Overture
3Shutter Island$13,225,411-42%3,178-5831$4,162$95,750,0053Paramount
4Cop Out$9,289,311-49%3,1500$2,949$32,504,6102Warner Bros.
5Avatar$8,118,102-41%2,163-293$3,753$720,968,31012Fox
6The Crazies$7,078,851-56%2,4792$2,856$27,472,1642Overture
7Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$5,124,623-47%2,994-308$1,712$78,057,7494Fox
8Valentine's Day$4,154,110-54%3,040-538$1,366$106,303,8704Warner Bros. / New Line
9Crazy Heart$3,312,59135%1,274126$2,600$29,531,58312Fox Searchlight
10Dear John$2,782,079-42%2,496-510$1,115$76,626,0865Sony / Screen Gems