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, Sep. 11 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 11 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1My Big Fat Greek Wedding$930,481-16%1,69576$549$85,211,35621IFC Films
2City by the Sea$703,578-14%2,575--$273$11,169,1081Warner Bros.
3SwimFan$532,555-23%2,856--$186$13,143,8471Fox
4Signs$473,059-13%3,232-205$146$207,172,8666Disney
5XXX$341,885-14%3,088-448$111$131,773,1405Sony / Columbia
6Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$184,786-5%2,821-429$66$74,442,7125Miramax / Dimension
7Austin Powers in Goldmember$183,110-14%2,102-404$87$207,160,5127New Line
8fear dot com$174,658-12%2,5500$68$11,097,2622Warner Bros.
9Serving Sara$154,477-5%2,063-111$75$14,755,2403Paramount
10Road to Perdition$121,124-4%1,420-343$85$101,501,0769DreamWorks