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, Feb. 27 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 27 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1John Q.$716,894-14%2,50539$286$42,458,0762New Line
2Queen of the Damned$698,239-21%2,511--$278$17,317,4921Warner Bros.
3Dragonfly$564,110-15%2,507--$225$12,035,6951Universal
4Return to Never Land$395,0758%2,62621$150$28,425,7532Disney
5A Beautiful Mind$393,686-9%2,069-12$190$133,872,1288Universal
6Hart's War$352,648-7%2,4590$143$16,077,7012MGM
7Super Troopers$273,650-12%1,80525$152$13,373,3222Fox Searchlight
8Black Hawk Down$260,625-6%1,802-348$145$102,111,5306Sony / Columbia
9Collateral Damage$259,957-14%2,410-414$108$35,432,1623Warner Bros.
10The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$254,198-11%1,5103$168$283,977,98410New Line