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 Thu, Aug. 22 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 22 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1XXX$2,028,4231%3,38814$599$93,007,4862Sony / Columbia
2Signs$2,002,6016%3,34434$599$158,822,7763Disney
3Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$1,321,78414%3,3070$400$51,340,3502Miramax / Dimension
4Blue Crush$1,185,810-5%3,002--$395$19,947,3401Universal
5Austin Powers in Goldmember$1,007,1252%3,113-395$324$187,854,0114New Line
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$939,0136%1,064341$883$42,951,02618IFC Films
7Blood Work$509,3893%2,5250$202$17,368,9682Warner Bros.
8The Master of Disguise$447,17310%2,137-431$209$32,075,2563Sony / Columbia
9Road to Perdition$401,1487%1,914-297$210$91,917,5286DreamWorks
10Stuart Little 2$336,75326%1,714-668$196$58,325,6505Sony / Columbia