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 Wed, May. 3 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 3 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1U-571$850,025-18%2,61633$325$40,922,7942Universal
2The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas$349,030-12%3,040--$115$11,673,6571Universal
3Rules of Engagement$331,515-13%3,027-193$110$51,291,9314Paramount
4Keeping the Faith$285,243-15%2,17113$131$26,412,5503Disney
528 Days$256,520-23%2,5230$102$29,427,1963Sony / Columbia
6Love & Basketball$251,512-7%1,2458$202$16,341,6622New Line
7Erin Brockovich$225,186-18%2,498-558$90$113,601,6207Universal
8Return to Me$186,734-11%2,006-314$93$25,612,7964MGM
9The Road to El Dorado$100,754-3%2,247-923$45$46,763,9685DreamWorks
10The Skulls$79,043-25%1,333-714$59$32,794,3835Universal