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, Apr. 23 - Sun, Apr. 25

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Train Your Dragon$15,350,213-22%3,665-160$4,188$178,345,9275Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Back-up Plan$12,201,710--3,280--$3,720$12,201,7101CBS Films
3Date Night$10,461,223-37%3,294-86$3,176$63,332,8193Fox
4The Losers$9,406,348--2,936--$3,204$9,406,3481Warner Bros.
5Kick-Ass$9,342,398-53%3,0650$3,048$34,708,2222Lionsgate
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$8,924,180-42%3,271-482$2,728$145,563,5574Warner Bros.
7Death at a Funeral (2010)$8,022,762-51%2,4590$3,263$28,471,9392Sony / Screen Gems
8Oceans$6,058,958--1,206--$5,024$8,525,4881Disneynature
9The Last Song$3,760,816-37%2,79427$1,346$55,459,4874Disney
10Alice in Wonderland (2010)$2,264,097-38%1,385-639$1,635$327,537,0238Disney