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.

Daily Domestic Gross Tue, Jul. 27 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 27 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Haunting$4,218,715-7%2,808--$1,502$42,182,8951DreamWorks
2Inspector Gadget$3,068,725-1%2,814--$1,091$27,700,6571Disney
3American Pie$1,589,0064%2,54426$625$67,627,4283Universal
4Lake Placid$768,5107%2,1026$366$22,661,1882Fox
5Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$648,66111%1,615-235$402$404,010,11310Fox
6Wild Wild West$609,4291%3,045-297$200$105,329,1464Warner Bros.
7Muppets from Space$345,2507%2,2650$152$12,621,5522Sony / Columbia
8South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut$303,8010%1,410-598$215$48,103,6544Paramount