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, May. 24 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 24 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek$3,419,32610%3,5873585$953$56,538,1681DreamWorks
2The Mummy Returns$1,226,83011%3,45251$355$151,646,5403Universal
3A Knight's Tale$805,25910%2,9800$270$8,286,5832Sony / Columbia
4Angel Eyes$676,805-5%2,375--$285$3,097,4101Warner Bros.
5Bridget Jones's Diary$412,9255%2,142-364$193$15,766,2576Miramax
6Along Came a Spider$202,861-5%1,908-572$106$16,727,8067Paramount
7Driven$168,4896%2,011-793$84$6,721,6214Warner Bros.
8Blow$163,163-14%1,133-369$144$15,334,1857New Line
9Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles$103,82114%1,993-173$52$4,027,1715Paramount
10Spy Kids$96,80218%2,035-564$48$46,405,1628Miramax / Dimension