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. 24 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 24 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stuart Little 2$2,223,646-13%3,255--$683$22,154,2431Sony / Columbia
2Road to Perdition$1,769,868-12%2,159362$820$52,982,2922DreamWorks
3Men in Black II$1,645,864-13%3,64130$452$163,446,8153Sony / Columbia
4K-19: The Widowmaker$1,150,918-18%2,828--$407$16,720,2021Paramount
5Mr. Deeds$1,041,570-17%2,823-416$369$111,052,5724Sony / Columbia
6Reign of Fire$882,320-15%2,6290$336$32,177,9952Disney
7Lilo & Stitch$791,397-4%2,127-813$372$130,793,0385Disney
8The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course$676,388-10%2,5250$268$20,905,6722MGM
9Eight Legged Freaks$644,620-16%2,530128$255$11,273,2751Warner Bros.
10Like Mike$611,686-6%1,775-505$345$43,116,6023Fox