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 Sun, Apr. 23 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 23 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1U-571$4,481,934-40%2,583--$1,735$19,553,6821Universal
2Love & Basketball$2,129,711-25%1,237--$1,722$8,140,3401New Line
3Rules of Engagement$1,888,875-43%3,22030$587$43,058,5573Paramount
4Keeping the Faith$1,763,439-38%2,1586$817$18,639,3782Disney
528 Days$1,620,490-41%2,5230$642$22,041,2522Sony / Columbia
6Erin Brockovich$1,222,971-47%3,056-14$400$107,388,2846Universal
7The Road to El Dorado$1,214,876-32%3,170-53$383$41,916,3054DreamWorks
8Return to Me$1,001,207-37%2,3200$432$21,205,0643MGM
9The Skulls$603,606-43%2,047-362$295$30,335,5304Universal
10High Fidelity$555,788--1,2312$451$18,539,8294Disney