Grosses

With $36.25M 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Holds off 'The Purge: Anarchy' ($29.8M), 'Planes: Fire and Rescue' ($17.5M) and 'Sex Tape' ($14.6M)July 21, 2014 12:48 PM

by Daniel Garris

As was widely expected, Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes held onto first place this weekend with $36.25 million. The critically acclaimed 3D sci-fi action sequel was down 50 percent from last weekend, which represented a very healthy second weekend hold for a blockbuster level film in the middle of summer. The film's second weekend hold was quite similar to the 49 percent 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes fell when it grossed $27.83 million during its second weekend of release. With a ten-day start of $139.21 million, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is running an impressive 32 percent ahead of the $105.21 million ten-day take of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. This weekend's hold is a strong sign for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes going forward, though the film will also soon be facing more direct competition from the likes of Universal's Lucy, Paramount's Hercules and Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy.

Universal's The Purge: Anarchy was easily the strongest of the weekend's three new wide releases, with a second place take of $29.82 million. The sequel to last year's break-out horror film debuted in line with expectations. However, the film did open 12 percent below the $34.06 million debut of The Purge. The Purge: Anarchy took in $13.01 million on Friday (which included an estimated $2.6 million from Thursday night shows), fell 27 percent on Saturday to gross $9.51 million and fell just 23 percent on Sunday to take in $7.29 million. That placed the film's opening weekend to Friday ratio at 2.29 to 1, which represented a bit less initial front-loading than the 2.03 to 1 ratio registered by The Purge. The Purge: Anarchy will hope to hold up a bit better than The Purge did, in part from not having to face competition from the likes of Man of Steel and World War Z. The Purge: Anarchy received a solid B rating on CinemaScore. The audience breakdown for the film skewed slightly towards female moviegoers (52 percent) and towards moviegoers under the age of 25 (61 percent).

Planes: Fire and Rescue debuted in third with $17.51 million. The modestly budgeted computer animated sequel from Disney opened slightly below pre-release expectations and 21 percent below the $22.23 million debut of Planes last summer. While this summer has had a relatively limited amount of choices for family audiences, Planes: Fire and Rescue may have failed to have capitalized from the fairly empty family marketplace due in part to arriving in theatres so soon after its predecessor. Planes: Fire and Rescue opened with $6.37 million on Friday, increased 4 percent on Saturday to take in $6.61 million and fell 31 percent on Sunday to gross $4.53 million. That gave the film an opening weekend to Friday ratio of 2.75 to 1. Planes: Fire and Rescue received a strong A rating on CinemaScore. The audience breakdown for the film was split evenly between genders and skewed towards moviegoers 25 years and younger (59 percent). Family audiences represented 78 percent of the film's overall audience.

Sony's Sex Tape debuted in fourth with a significantly poorer than expected $14.61 million. The R-rated comedy starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel opened a disappointing 54 percent softer than the $31.60 million start of 2011's Bad Teacher. Sex Tape appears to have been hurt from both its poor critical reviews and from arriving in the marketplace on the heels of a number of successful comedies over the past few months (The Other Woman, Neighbors, 22 Jump Street and Tammy). Sex Tape opened with $5.67 million on Friday (which included an estimated $1.1 million from Thursday night shows), fell 7 percent on Saturday to gross $5.28 million and declined 31 percent on Sunday to gross $3.66 million. That placed the film's opening weekend to Friday ratio at 2.58 to 1. While Sex Tape could be helped out going forward by the lack of new comedies entering the marketplace over the next few weeks, its troubling C+ rating on CinemaScore isn't a good early sign. The audience breakdown for Sex Tape skewed slightly towards female moviegoers (53 percent) and moviegoers 30 years and over (52 percent).

Transformers: Age of Extinction rounded out the weekend's top five with $9.85 million. The fourth installment of Paramount's blockbuster sci-fi action franchise finally stabilized this weekend, as it was down a solid 40 percent. Transformers: Age of Extinction has grossed $227.00 million through 24 days of release. While that already makes the film one of the year's highest grossing releases thus far domestically, it is also a significant 28.5 percent softer than the $317.37 million 24-day take of 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Warner's Tammy placed in sixth with $7.40 million. The Melissa McCarthy comedy vehicle was down a solid 41 percent and was likely helped out a bit this weekend by the poorer than expected start of Sex Tape. Tammy has grossed a very solid $71.05 million in 19 days, which already gives the film a current total gross to opening weekend ratio of 3.29 to 1.

On the platform front, IFC Films' Boyhood maintained momentum nicely this weekend by taking in $1.17 million from 34 locations. That gave the film a strong per-location average of $34,418 for the frame and represented a 202 percent increase over last weekend's five-location start. Boyhood has grossed a strong $1.79 million in ten days of platform release and will expand into additional locations next weekend.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Apr. 6 - Sun, Apr. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hunger Games$33,111,557-43%4,1370$8,004$302,450,7223Lionsgate
2American Reunion$21,514,080--3,192--$6,740$21,514,0801Universal
3Titanic 3D$17,285,453--2,674--$6,464$25,645,9351Paramount
4Wrath of the Titans$14,732,121-56%3,5450$4,156$58,614,2122Warner Bros.
5Mirror Mirror$11,095,140-39%3,61815$3,067$36,773,2422Relativity Media
621 Jump Street$10,001,381-33%3,009-139$3,324$109,413,7634Sony / Columbia
7Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$5,030,025-35%3,003-261$1,675$198,204,3756Universal
8John Carter$830,305-59%1,015-1382$818$67,983,6525Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$992,428-22%52441$1,894$4,656,4295CBS Films
2Housefull 2$847,132--121--$7,001$847,1321Eros International
3Safe House$575,990-26%482-247$1,195$124,746,1509Universal
4Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$539,275-33%651-257$828$99,387,9519Warner Bros. / New Line
5Act of Valor$531,103-47%708-531$750$68,764,3107Relativity Media
6The Raid: Redemption$526,29295%176130$2,990$1,249,9023Sony Pictures Classics
7A Thousand Words$478,424-47%507-500$944$17,422,3035Paramount
8Jeff Who Lives at Home$418,250-38%447-66$936$3,400,1204Paramount Vantage
9October Baby$365,385-53%339-48$1,078$3,780,58424IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
10Project X (2012)$326,490-60%444-459$735$54,061,2686Warner Bros.
11The Vow$293,199-11%479-35$612$123,922,1809Sony / Screen Gems
12Casa de mi Padre$267,432-55%283-156$945$5,496,4174Lionsgate / Pantelion
13This Means War$237,031-43%321-254$738$53,477,1798Fox
14Friends With Kids$225,193-51%207-101$1,088$6,728,2525Roadside Attractions
15Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$222,443-27%277-103$803$51,114,8768Sony / Columbia
16The Artist$182,410-35%222-93$822$43,848,90020Weinstein Company
17Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$159,218-41%204-117$780$34,664,6327Lionsgate
18A Separation$129,642-41%141-58$919$6,685,37615Sony Pictures Classics
19Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$128,157-38%195-27$657$132,644,09217Fox
20The Iron Lady$127,851-30%236-48$542$29,649,85615Weinstein Company
21Chronicle$121,015-10%162-36$747$63,951,66810Fox
22Silent House (2012)$115,147-35%214-111$538$12,555,2305Open Road
23The Woman in Black$91,762-40%159-20$577$54,107,36510CBS Films
24Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$70,159-35%102-48$688$209,364,92117Paramount
25Hugo$68,411-47%101-73$677$73,820,09420Paramount
26Gone$56,42465%12160$466$11,653,1237Summit
27The Secret World of Arrietty$52,212-50%130-53$402$18,574,6098Disney
28Agent Vinod$24,030-80%1220$197$687,7833Eros International

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jiro Dreams of Sushi$230,50419%7228$3,201$992,4215Magnolia Pictures
2Footnote$136,895-43%655$2,106$817,7365Sony Pictures Classics
3The Kid With A Bike$126,379-7%5518$2,298$523,6014IFC Films
4Born to Be Wild 3D$103,5270%400$2,588$17,892,04953Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Deep Blue Sea (2011)$98,416-40%522$1,893$495,5063Music Box Films
6Hubble 3D$89,08927%190$4,689$31,951,606108Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Bully (2012)$73,754-37%61$12,292$234,1642Weinstein Company
8We Need to Talk About Kevin$66,907-1%65-2$1,029$1,563,24918Oscilloscope
9Love in the Buff$63,810-30%133$4,908$208,1312China Lion Film
10Beauty and the Beast 3D$59,989-22%58-1$1,034$47,470,46113Disney
11Damsels in Distress$58,589--4--$14,647$58,5891Sony Pictures Classics
12We Bought a Zoo$57,388-47%99-37$580$75,406,97516Fox
13The Descendants$47,244-46%78-40$606$82,523,80921Fox Searchlight
14Under the Sea 3D$39,71741%140$2,837$31,067,675165Warner Bros. / IMAX
15Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$37,34154%4515$830$43,320,4119Fox
16Kahaani$36,280--17--$2,134$991,5025Viva Entertainment
17Fetih 1453$35,730--4--$8,933$35,7301NeoClassics Films
18We Have a Pope$31,368--3--$10,456$31,3681IFC Films
19Being Flynn$31,019-27%33-7$940$526,3226Focus
20The Salt of Life$29,26421%199$1,540$186,0596Zeitgeist Films
21Thin Ice$28,88920%322$903$737,4348IDP/ATO Pictures
22The Grey$26,569-57%67-137$397$51,533,60811Open Road
23Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$26,518-32%131$2,040$5,246,0771003D Entertainment
24Red Tails$25,380-58%55-46$461$49,759,62412Fox
25Coriolanus$25,07337%171$1,475$634,27212Weinstein Company
26Pina$25,003-42%21-12$1,191$3,418,92916IFC Films
27War Horse$24,317-60%49-47$496$79,837,51316Disney / DreamWorks
28In Darkness$23,998-46%41-8$585$912,7139Sony Pictures Classics
29Undefeated$23,369-26%15-1$1,558$460,1958Weinstein Company
30Chico & Rita$20,566--19--$1,082$341,6129GKIDS
31Boy$19,83618%134$1,526$142,4086Paladin
32The Hunter (2012)$19,032--4--$4,758$19,0321Magnolia Pictures
33Rampart$17,63029%4010$441$881,2879Millennium Entertainment
34Goon$17,541-64%16-15$1,096$4,088,6862Magnolia / Magnet
35W.E.$17,390-9%210$828$519,16510Weinstein Company
36One For the Money$15,964-57%49-53$326$26,404,75311Lionsgate
37The Island President$13,159-6%53$2,632$36,5402IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
38Albert Nobbs$11,969-47%301$399$2,962,47511Roadside Attractions
39Once Upon a Time in Anatolia$9,605486%64$1,601$102,55114Cinema Guild
40Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope$8,203--3--$2,734$8,2031Wrekin Hill Entertainment
41Intruders$7,620-81%11-22$693$64,7272Millennium Entertainment
42Detachment$7,608-56%10-5$761$60,3554Tribeca Film
43Shame$6,944-48%8-6$868$3,982,93219Fox Searchlight
44Gerhard Richter Painting$6,755-41%4-1$1,689$96,7584Kino Lorber
45A Dangerous Method$6,442-18%12-8$537$5,689,93620Sony Pictures Classics
46Turn Me On, Dammit!$5,990-41%20$2,995$20,7812New Yorker Films
47Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie$5,20614%110$473$196,7476Magnolia Pictures
48The Women on the 6th Floor$4,969-10%40$1,242$681,97527Strand Releasing
49Free Men$4,64051%31$1,547$37,2474Film Movement
50Surviving Progress$4,161--2--$2,081$4,1611First Run Features
51On the Ice$3,9392%20$1,970$61,5648PMK*BNC
52The Forgiveness of Blood$3,4009%93$378$119,6837IFC Films
53Keyhole$3,294--1--$3,294$3,2941Monterey Media
54Natural Selection$3,153-14%30$1,051$27,7514Cinema Guild
55Young Goethe In Love$3,148--2--$1,574$156,32323Music Box Films
56This Is Not A Film$3,067--3--$1,022$42,5046Palisades Tartan
57The Trouble with Bliss$2,53217%42$633$10,91137A Productions
58Musical Chairs$2,224-79%4-8$556$29,8763Paladin
59ATM$2,034--1--$2,034$2,0341IFC Films
60Attenberg$1,823124%21$912$12,1695Strand Releasing
61Let The Bullets Fly$1,753-49%2-1$877$60,0406Variance Films
62The Pruitt-Igoe Myth$1,598--2--$799$41,14512First Run Features
63The Flowers of War$1,534-77%2-1$767$295,87112Wrekin Hill Entertainment
64Crazy Horse$1,498--2--$749$150,47712Zipporah Films
65Le Havre$1,163-42%1-2$1,163$609,45725Janus Films
66The FP$983-48%3-2$328$35,3514Drafthouse Films
67The Whale$982--1--$982$77,61731Paladin
68The Beat Hotel$918-37%32$306$3,0152First Run Features
69Sing Your Song$902-41%20$451$43,83413S2BN Films
70Sound of Noise$81852%10$818$24,3765Magnolia Pictures
71Reuniting The Rubins$67734%1-1$677$8,0064Monterey Media
72Carnage (2011)$675-78%5-7$135$2,542,19817Sony Pictures Classics
73The Fairy$65293%21$326$7,9637Kino Lorber
74Love$604-64%10$604$308,8698China Lion Film
75My Reincarnation$599--1--$599$91,16024Long Shot Factory
76Ranchero$391-60%10$391$22,18339Indican Pictures
77Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey$362-40%10$362$302,65225Submarine Deluxe
78The Understudy$350-44%10$350$9,5934Indican Pictures
79Windfall$112-54%10$112$5,83310First Run Features