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 Mon, Apr. 24 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 24 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1U-571$1,846,790-59%2,583--$715$21,400,4721Universal
2The Road to El Dorado$853,006-30%3,170-53$269$42,769,3114DreamWorks
3Love & Basketball$778,282-63%1,237--$629$8,918,6221New Line
428 Days$745,789-54%2,5230$296$22,787,0412Sony / Columbia
5Rules of Engagement$710,157-62%3,22030$221$43,768,7143Paramount
6Keeping the Faith$681,962-61%2,1586$316$19,321,3402Disney
7Erin Brockovich$488,874-60%3,056-14$160$107,877,1586Universal
8Return to Me$424,906-58%2,3200$183$21,629,9703MGM
9The Skulls$296,008-51%2,047-362$145$30,631,5384Universal
10High Fidelity$181,902-67%1,2312$148$18,721,7314Disney