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, Jul. 17 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 17 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$2,552,770-12%3,61154$707$140,958,1852Sony / Columbia
2Road to Perdition$2,385,086-8%1,797--$1,327$29,561,2811DreamWorks
3Mr. Deeds$1,505,020-11%3,2398$465$98,759,9223Sony / Columbia
4Eight Legged Freaks$1,432,101--2,402--$596$1,432,1010Warner Bros.
5Reign of Fire$1,418,777-16%2,629--$540$20,538,6231Disney
6Lilo & Stitch$1,279,7671%2,940-282$435$122,083,5114Disney
7The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course$1,114,718-6%2,525--$441$12,958,4891MGM
8Like Mike$1,005,721-7%2,280-130$441$35,848,0302Fox
9Halloween: Resurrection$888,188-17%1,954--$455$15,500,9381Miramax / Dimension
10Minority Report$839,940-12%2,291-438$367$112,807,6524Fox