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 Thu, Aug. 12 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 12 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sixth Sense$4,277,6903%2,161--$1,979$43,571,6361Disney
2Runaway Bride$2,594,7360%3,1613$821$84,010,7002Paramount
3The Thomas Crown Affair$1,519,890-2%2,427--$626$20,581,1271MGM
4Inspector Gadget$1,221,454-9%2,862-15$427$69,248,7893Disney
5Mystery Men$1,025,365-7%2,136--$480$14,612,3561Universal
6The Haunting$661,719-5%2,88117$230$80,329,2503DreamWorks
7American Pie$565,934-6%1,795-641$315$87,959,7945Universal
8Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$337,2091%1,199-429$281$414,132,56412Fox
9Wild Wild West$83,2720%1,157-994$72$111,070,4146Warner Bros.