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, Apr. 24 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 24 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Scorpion King$1,619,016-15%3,444--$470$41,743,4661Universal
2Changing Lanes$662,722-11%2,64229$251$34,935,4802Paramount
3Murder by Numbers$651,894-11%2,663--$245$11,394,1721Warner Bros.
4Panic Room$367,513-12%2,825-294$130$85,604,7234Sony / Columbia
5The Sweetest Thing$349,675-21%2,6700$131$18,055,5342Sony / Columbia
6The Rookie (2002)$300,651-2%2,507-13$120$54,800,5354Disney
7Ice Age$266,168-9%2,820-191$94$160,501,1216Fox
8High Crimes$260,635-8%2,409-338$108$31,717,1413Fox
9National Lampoon's Van Wilder$176,829-16%1,806-298$98$17,570,1973Artisan
10Blade II$173,637-5%1,643-531$106$78,308,8685New Line