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, Mar. 6 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 6 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1We Were Soldiers$1,413,380-14%3,143--$450$24,928,6511Paramount
240 Days and 40 Nights$811,800-21%2,225--$365$14,962,8811Miramax
3John Q.$528,219-8%2,456-49$215$53,307,9133New Line
4Queen of the Damned$388,653-14%2,5110$155$25,206,1052Warner Bros.
5Dragonfly$388,506-9%2,5070$155$20,421,4082Universal
6A Beautiful Mind$363,245-10%1,962-107$185$140,033,6179Universal
7Return to Never Land$318,154-4%2,618-8$122$36,711,9743Disney
8The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$231,7035%1,303-207$178$288,244,85311New Line
9Black Hawk Down$179,131-3%1,532-270$117$105,218,9037Sony / Columbia
10Big Fat Liar$178,456-6%2,232-205$80$39,623,0244Universal