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. 16 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 16 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Mummy Returns$1,824,644-18%3,4010$537$124,224,0582Universal
2A Knight's Tale$1,128,825-22%2,980--$379$3,890,3531Sony / Columbia
3Bridget Jones's Diary$447,163-19%2,506-41$178$13,649,6475Miramax
4Along Came a Spider$272,013-12%2,480-93$110$15,580,9816Paramount
5Driven$252,219-19%2,804-101$90$5,762,6433Warner Bros.
6Blow$249,024-17%1,502-56$166$14,312,5556New Line
7Spy Kids$153,894-1%2,599-216$59$45,856,2067Miramax / Dimension
8Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles$134,682-11%2,16625$62$3,485,3644Paramount
9Chocolat (2000)$78,964-3%1,487--$53$49,828,34722Miramax