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 Tue, Apr. 23 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 23 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Scorpion King$1,912,427-10%3,444--$555$40,124,4501Universal
2Changing Lanes$746,347-2%2,64229$282$34,272,7582Paramount
3Murder by Numbers$730,6114%2,663--$274$10,742,2781Warner Bros.
4The Sweetest Thing$441,37925%2,6700$165$17,705,8592Sony / Columbia
5Panic Room$417,4785%2,825-294$148$85,237,2104Sony / Columbia
6The Rookie (2002)$305,922-15%2,507-13$122$54,499,8844Disney
7Ice Age$292,301-7%2,820-191$104$160,234,9536Fox
8High Crimes$284,5348%2,409-338$118$31,456,5063Fox
9National Lampoon's Van Wilder$211,74916%1,806-298$117$17,393,3683Artisan
10Blade II$182,544-5%1,643-531$111$78,135,2315New Line